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**************************************
**                                  **
** "The Magic Box" by Francis Bebey **
**                                  **
**    Arranged by John Williams     **
**                                  **
**      tab by James McKaskle       **
**                                  **
**    email: jmcka2@hotmail.com     **
**                                  **
**************************************

"The Magic Box" refers to an argument in Francis Bebey's childhood village
in Cameroon. Someone had brought a box to the village . Inside this box was
a phonograph. None there had ever seen or heard of such a thing until this
moment so it came as a surprise when it began to play music. They believed
there was a little man somewhere in the box, but no one could see him. The
elders had an ongoing discussion as to the nature of this little man and his
magic box. "The Magic Box" pays hommage to this. (It was finally settled that
the tiny musician must live on the record itself because the music wouldn't
play without it.)

"The Magic Box"

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   Key:

   |---3Q----|  triplet quarter notes

   |-3E--|   triplet eighth notes

   (
   )
   (   arpeggiate the chord from high to low
   )
   (
   \/

   <12>  12th fret harmonic

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    B||--  --||-
    G||o-  -o||-
    D||o-  -o||- open and close repeats
    A||--  --||-
    E||--  --||-

    0====(0)==== (measure 19) indicates tied note

    /f\  fermata

    ---2-h-3---  hammer on

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