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Way Down Yonder In New Orleans
Words and Music by Henry Creamer and Turner Layton - 1922
 Verse:
F C7 - F
Dm A7 - Dm
F Bb F G7            C7
F Bb             D7 G7 C7
 Chorus:
C7 Gm7          C7 F -
F C7            Cdim C7            C+7 F             F#dim
C7 Gm7          C7 F -
F7 - Bb             F+7 Bb
G7 - C7            Cdim C7
F Ddim F Db7
F              F#dim C7 F -       (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Verse:
Guess! Where do you think I'm goin' when the winds start blowin' strong?
Guess! Where do you think I'm goin' when the nights start growin' long?
I ain't goin' East, I ain't goin' West, I ain't goin' over the cuckoo's nest.
I'm bound for the town that I love best, Where life is one sweet song.
 
Chorus:
Way down yonder in New Orleans, in the land of dreamy scenes,
There's a garden of Eden, that's what I mean.
Creole babies with flashing eyes, softly whisper with tender sighs,
"Stop! Oh, won't you give your lady fair a little smile?"
Stop! You bet your life you'll linger there a little while.
There is heaven right here on Earth with those beautiful queens,
Way down yonder in New Orleans.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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