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Sweet Georgia Brown  Ethel Waters

[F]Em[-] - [133211]x79987
B - 799877
[A]D [-]-  [577655]x57775

Upbeat tempo

Intro:
^(1/4) ^(1/4)
e|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|
B|-------------2--5-5----2-----|-------------2--5-5----2-----|
G|----------2-4------------42--|---------\2-4------------42--|
D|------2-4--------------------|------2-4--------------------|
A|--2-4------------------------|-\2-4------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


             [E7]                              [A7]                                                  
e|-----------------------------|-----------0----0------------|
B|-----------0----0------------|-----------2----2------------|
G|--2----42--1----1------------|--2----42--0----0------------|
D|---------4-0----0------------|---------4-2----2------------|
A|-----------2----2------------|-----------------------------|
E|-----------------------------|-----------------------------|


             [D7]                              [G]             [G]                                     
e|-----------2----2------------|-----------3----3----
B|-----------1----1------------|-----------3----3-------3----3-|
G|--2----42--2----2------------|--2----42--4----4-------4----4-|
D|---------4-0----0------------|---------4-5----5-------5----5-|
A|-----------------------------|-----------5----5-------5----5-|
E|-----------------------------|-----------3----3-------3----3-|

Verse 1:

[E7]She just got here yesterday. Things are hot here now they say.
[A7]There's a big change in town. Gals are jealous; there's no doubt.
[D7]Still the fellows rave about sweet, sweet Georgia Brown.
[G]And ever since she came, the colored folks all [Gb]claim, "[F]Say!"

Verse 2:

[E7]No gal made has got a shade on sweet Georgia Brown.
[A7]Two left feet, oh so neat, has sweet Georgia Brown.
[D7]They all sigh and want to die for sweet Georgia Brown.
[G]I'll tell you just why; you know I don't lie, [Gb]not much[F]!

Verse 3: (The switch from Gb to F is much faster than in verse 2.)

[E7]It's been said she knocks 'em dead when she lands in town.
[A7]Since she came, why it's a shame how she cools them down.
[Em]Fellas she can't [B]get
Are [Em]fellas she ain't [B]met!
[G]Georgia claimed her; [Em]Georgia named her.
[A]Sweet [D]Georgia [G]Brown![Gb]   [F]

Play Verse 2 twice without lyrics and then once again with lyrics followed by Verse 4:

[E7]All those gifts some courtiers give to sweet Georgia Brown.
[A7]They buy clothes at fashion shows with one dollar down.
[Em]Oh, boy! [B]Tip you hat!
[Em]Oh, joy! [B]She's the cat!
[G]Who's that mister? '[Em]taint your sister!
[A]Sweet [D]Georgia [G]Brown![Gb]   [F]

Outro:

Alternate between verses 2 and 3 (without lyrics.)

This is my first tab. It's a fun song to play. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Alternative lyrics...

SWEET GEORGIA BROWN

Georgia (Brown), Georgia (Brown)
Georgia (Brown), Georgia

Who's that chick in the yellow dress?
(Sweet Georgia Brown)
Well well well well, that's the girl that I love best
(Sweet Georgia Brown)
Who does the hop and the Texas bop like
(Sweet Georgia Brown)
Well, nobody, nobody, nobody else in town

Well, she's got the other chicks on the spot
(Sweet Georgia Brown)
Oh yeah, 'cause she's got somethin' they ain't got
(Sweet Georgia Brown)
When she goes to take a walk
You gotta want to make that girl talk
Georgia claimed her, Georgia lamed her
Sweet Georgia Brown

(instrumental)

Who stops the traffic down at 5th and Main?
(Sweet Georgia, Georgia Brown)
Who drives all the young lads insane?
(Sweet Georgia, Georgia Brown)
I ain't gonna leave this town
Long as Georgia's hangin' around
Georgia claimed her, Georgia lamed her
Sweet Georgia Brown

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