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The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise
Words by Eugene Lockhart, Music by Ernest Seitz - 1919
 Verse:
Am               Dm Em            C7 Dm E7
Am               Dm Em            C7 Am             D7 G7              C
Dm               G7 C              Em Dm             G7 Am             E7
Am               Dm Em            C7 Dm G7              G+
 Chorus:
C                  G+ Am             G+ C               Am E7
F                  G7 C D7 G7              G+
C                  G+ Am             G+ C               Am E7
F                   G7 C               A7 Fm6          G7 C    (G+ to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
The verse is in the key of Am, the chorus is in the key of C.
Click here to play the chorus in the key of F.
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Verse:
Down in the lazy west rides the moon,  Warm as a night in June;
Stars shimm'ring soft in a bed of blue,  While I am calling and calling you.
Sweetly you are dreaming,  As the dawn comes slowly streaming;
Waken love in your bower,  Greet our trysting hour.
 
Chorus:
Dear one the world,  Is waiting for the sunrise,
Ev'ry rose is heavy with dew.
The thrush on high,  His sleepy mate is calling,
And my heart is calling you!
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Listen to the WineLand Banjo Band play "Waiting For The Sunrise" with solo breaks (youtube)
5-String Bano break at timestamp 2:25
 
Listen to Jim and the WineLand Banjo Band play "Waiting For The Sunrise" (youtube)
 
Listen to Eddie Peabody explain how to play "Waiting For The Sunrise" (youtube)
 
Click here for a plectrum banjo chord-melody chart to "Waiting For The Sunrise"
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
This Chord Chart may not appear correctly with some browsers.  It should be viewed with a full size window.
The chord names should appear in single rows.   Let me know of any problems.
 
email: jbott@ix.netcom.com