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Words and Music by Joseph Burke and Benny Davis - 1924
F - C7 -
Dm - A7 -              D7
Gm D7 Gm -
G7 - C7 -
F Bb7 F -             Gm
F             C7 - F -
F Bb7 F -              Bb
F             C7 - F -
Am - E7 -
- - Am C7
F Bb7 F -             Bb
F             C7 - F -      ( C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
A song bird yearns to sing a love song,
The roses yearn just for the dew,
The whole world's yearning for the sunshine,
I have a yearning too.

Yearning just for you,
That's all I do my dear.
Learning why I'm blue,
I wish that you were near.
Smiles have turned to tears,
Days have turned to years.
Yearning just for you,
I hope you're yearning too.
Listen to the Sacramento Banjo Band perform "Yearning" (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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