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Tin Roof Blues
Words by Walter Meirose, Music by Leon Roppolo, Paul Mares, Ben Pollack, George Brunies and Mel Stitzel - 1923
F C7 F F7
Bb Bb7 F -             Ddim
C7 - F F7           C7
F F7 F F7
Bb7 - F D7
G9 -              C7 F -
- F7 F F7
Bb7 - F D7
G9 -             C7 F -      (C7 repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
I have seen the bright lights burn - ing up and down old Broad - way.
Seen 'em in gay Ha - van - a, Birm - ing - ham, Al - a - bam - a, and say,
They just can't com - pare with my home town New Or - leans,
'Cause there you'll find the old Tin Roof Ca - fe, where they play the blues 'till break of day.
Fas - ci - nat - in' ba - bies hang - in' 'round, danc - in' to the mean - est band in town.
Lawd, how they can play the blues.
And when that lead - er man starts play - in' low, folks get up and stat to walk it slow,
Do a lot of move - ments hard to beat, 'til that old floor - man says move your feet.
Lawd, I've got those tin roof blues.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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