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When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Words and Music by Leon Rene, Otis Rene, and Clarence Muse - 1930
F E7 C        Cdim C7        Cdim
C7        Cdim C7         C+ F         Dm Gm7      C7
F E7 A -            Edim
Bm7         E7 Bm7         E7 A C7         F7
Bb Bbm F G7
C9 Gm  B7  Am  A7 Bb         Eb9 F
Bb Bbm F G7
C9 Gm  B7  Am  A7 Bb         Eb9 F           E7
A -            Edim Bm7       E7 A
- -            Edim Bm7       E7 A          C7
Bb Bbm F G7
C9 Gm  B7  Am  A7 Bb         Eb9      (F7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of F.
Homesick, tired,  All alone in a big city,
Why should ev'rybody pity me?
Night time's falling,  And I'm yearning for Virginia,
Hospitality within ya calls me.
Pale moon shinning on the fields below,  Folks are crooning songs soft and low,
Needn't tell me so, because I know,  It's Sleepy Time Down South.
Soft winds blowing thru the pinewood trees,  Folks down there live a life of ease,
When the twilight brings the ev'ning breeze,  It's Sleepy Time Down South.
Steamboats on the river, a-coming, a-going,  Splashing the night away,
Hear those banjos ringing, the folks all a-singing,  They dance till break of day.
Dear old Southland with its dreamy songs,  Takes me back there where I belong,
I'll find heaven in my mothers arms,  When It's Sleepy Time Down South.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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