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THE BOSTON RAG

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Peter Kruger
casparus60@yahoo.com 


 ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^
|F/G     Em    |Gm7     Fmaj7  |Ebmaj7-5 Dm7    |Cm13    F     |

 ^    ^     ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^  ^    ^    ^    ^
|    Bbmaj7 Am7    |Em7-5   A      |Dm7    Bm7-5  |Bb/F F/A Gm7 Bb/Eb|

 ^^    ^     ^^   ^   ^^   ^   ^   ^  ^^   ^    ^^   ^   ^^   ^    ^    ^
|/F   Bb/F  /F  C/F |/F  Bb/F  F     |/F  Bb/F  /F  C/F |/F  Bb/F  F      |


Em     F        C         Dm
   Any news was good news
        Em          F      Am7
And the feeling was bad at home
      G6     F         C
I was out of mind and you
     Dm
Were on the

 ^^    ^   ^^   ^   ^^    ^    ^   ^    
|/F  Bb/F  /F  C/F |/F   Bb/F  F     | 
phone


 Em       F       C        Dm   
   Lonnie was the king pin
        Em       F     Am7
Back in nineteen sixty-five
      G6           F
I was singing this song
     C      Dm     Bb/F      F  
When Lonnie came a live
 


Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am7
    Bring back the Boston rag
Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies
        C/F      Am7
That it ain't no drag
Am7       D/G      C/F
    Bring back the Boston rag 


 ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    
|Dm/A    G6     |F6    | E7            |
                  2/4
  ^^    ^    ^^   ^     ^^   ^    ^   ^   
|/F   Bb/F  /F   C/F | /F  Bb/F   F     |



Em          F       C        Dm
   You were late at bayside
          Em           F       Am
There was nothing that I could do
     G6         F
So I pointed my car down
C       Dm
Seventh aven-

 ^^    ^    ^^   ^      ^^   ^    ^   ^   
|/F   Bb/F  /F   C/F | /F  Bb/F   F     |
nue  


Em       F         C         Dm
  Lonnie swept the playroom
       Em           F       Am7
And he swallowed up all he found
       G6          F
It was forty-eight hours til
C      Dm
Lonnie came a-

 ^^    ^           
|/F   Bb/F   
live 

Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am7
    Bring back the Boston rag
Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies
         C/F      
That it ain't no drag
Am7       D/G      C/F
    Bring back the Boston rag 


 ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^   ^    
|Dm/A    G6     |F6    | E7            |
                  2/4


  
|Am7         Ab7|Am7           Ab7|Am7          Ab7|Am7        |

|Dm9         Dm7|Dm9           Ab7|Am7          Ab7|Am7        |

|F6             |E7+5             |Am7          Ab7|Am7     Ab7|

|Am7         Ab7|Am7           Ab7|Am7          Ab7|Am7        |

|Dm9         Dm7|Dm9              |Am7          Ab7|Am7        |

|F6             |E7+5             |Am7          Ab7|Am7        |

|Am    Bm/A     |Am               |Am     Bm/A     |Am         |


Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am
    Bring back the Boston rag
Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies
        C/F      Am
That it ain't no drag
Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am
    Bring back the Boston rag
Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies
        C/F      Am
That it ain't no drag 


Am7       Bm/A     C/F    Am7
    Bring back the Boston rag
Am9               Bm/A
    Tell all your buddies
        C/F       Am     
That it ain't no drag


Repeat. . . .




            
            
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CerpinTaxt 183 Sep 19, 2013 06:25 AM

Awesome!!! Been waiting a long time for this one.

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weeeeeeeed 10 May 10, 2015 10:29 AM

the chords are right but they do not follow the song properly. for instance, after "lonnie came around..." there aren't four chords there, they cut the progression in half, so it's Bb/F - C/F...into the chorus, instead of the Bb/F - C/F - Bb/F - chorus as it's written here.

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CPWKruger 3,189 May 12, 2015 04:14 AM

thank you for your sharp eye weeeeeeed! The corrections have been made.

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