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When It's Sleepy Time Down South
Words and Music by Leon Rene, Otis Rene, and Clarence Muse - 1930
Verse:
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
Chorus:
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.
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Verse:
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.
 
Chorus:
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.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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