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Cotton Smokey Midnight ukulele

by ABBA
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MEDLEY:  PICK A BALE OF COTTON /
ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY / THE MIDNIGHT SPECIAL  (Abba)

Time signature: Cut Common (ie feels 2/4 but written 4/4)
D   (whole song is D)
Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale of cotton
Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale a day
Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale of cotton
Gonna jump down, spin around, pick a bale a day
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale of cotton
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale a day
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale of cotton
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale a day

I said me and my buddy gonna pick a bale of cotton
Now me and my buddy gonna pick a bale a day
I said me and my buddy gonna pick a bale of cotton
Now me and my buddy gonna pick a bale a day
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale of cotton
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale a day
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale of cotton
Oh, Lordy
Pick a bale a day

Turnaround: 6 bars of E then
|D     |C     |D    C|D N.F.|
Time Signature now 6/8

(D)           C
On top of Old Smokey
                 D
All covered with snow
   D7          D
I lost my true lover
               D     D7
By courting so slow
                 C
For courting's a pleasure
               D
And parting is grief
                    D
And a false-hearted lover
                D     D7
Is worse than a thief
              C
On top of old Smokey
                 D
All covered with snow
  D7           D
I lost my true lover
               D
By courting so slow

Back to 4/4
Turnaround: 4 bars N.C.
however you can play a G   

Verse 1:
(C)                      F
Well, you wake up in the morning
                   C
Hear the ding dong ring
                       C
You go marching to the table
                 C
See the same old thing
                    F
See the fork on the table
                C
Nothing in your pan
                    C
If you say a thing about it
                           C
You're in trouble with the man

CHORUS:
C7               F
Let the midnight special
                 C
Shine a light on me
                 C
Let the midnight special
                              C
Shine its everlovin' light on me

Verse 2:
C7                F
If you ever go to Houston
                      C
Well you'd better act right
                     C
And you'd better not gamble
                     C
And you'd better not fight
                       F
For the sheriff will arrest you
                   C
And he'll take you down
                    C
And before you understand it
               C
You are prison bound

CHORUS:
C7               F
Let the midnight special
                 C
Shine a light on me
                 C
Let the midnight special
                              C 
Shine its everlovin' light on me (on me, on me)

[Play CHORUS two more times, then fade fourth time around.]
[Live: can just end on the final G Chord, or do a cadence]

:Charted by Bustopher the Busker - bustopher@bigpond.com
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