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Waiting For The Robert E. Lee
Words by L. Wolfe Gilbert, Music by Lewis F. Muir - 1912
Verse:----------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
C - - -
F - - -
C E7 F C
D7 - G7 -
C - - -
F - - -
C E7 F C
D7 G7 C C7
Chorus:--------- ------------------ ------------------ ------------------
F - - -               Fdim
C7 - - -               Cdim
C7 - - -
F -                 Caug F -            C7
F - - -               Fdim
C7 - - -               Cdim
C7 - - -
- -                 Caug F - (F F#7 G7 repeat all)
8-beat intro. Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Note: This song is in two keys.  The verse is in C, the chorus is in F.
'Way down on the lev -ee, In old Al -a -bam -y,
There's dad -dy and mam -my, There's E -phra'm and Sam -my;
On a moon -light night you can find them all;
While they are wait -in', The ban -jos are syn -co -pat -in';
What's that they're say -in'? Oh, what's that they're say -in'?
The while they keep play -in', I'm hum -min' and sway -in';
It's the good ship Rob -ert E. Lee
That's come to car -ry the cot -ton a -way.
Watch them shuff -lin' a -long;
See them shuff -lin' a -long
Go take your best gal, real pal,
Go down to the lev -ee, I said to the lev -ee!
And then join that shuff -lin' throng;
Hear that mu -sic and song;
It's sim -ply great, mate, wait -in' on the lev -ee,
Wait -In' For The Rob -ert E. Lee!
Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band Play "Robert E. Lee" (Youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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