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Dance the Night Away  The Mavericks

The Mavericks - Dance The Night Away - by Raul Malo
The song has a 4/4 tempo, with a "Mexican" (Mariachi) feeling.
Speed: 142 beats (35-36 bars) per minute.
The chord progression is quite simple:
E B7 (repeat ad infinitum)
: //// //// :
The bass plays a simple 4/4 pattern, the rhythm guitar plays straight
8th (shimmy-shimmy-shimmy-shimmy). A second rhythm guitar hits every 2
and 4, and there is plenty of horn stuff.
Verse, Chorus and Bridge all have the same turnaround of 16 bars (i.e. 8
times the above pattern).
INTRO: 4 bars rhythm guitar alone,
 ------ then 8 bars full rhythm section and horns


[E] Here comes my [B7] happiness a-[E]-gain, [B7]
[E] Right back to [B7] where it should have [E] been. [B7]
[E] 'Cause now she's [B7] gone and I am [E] free, [B7]
[E] And she can't [B7] do a thing to [E] me. [B7]

[E] I just wanna [B7] dance the night a-[E]-way [B7]
[E] With Senho-[B7]-ritas who can [E] sway. [B7]
[E] Right now to-[B7]-morrow's looking [E] bright, [B7]
[E] Just like the [B7] sunny morning [E] light. [B7]

And [E] if you should [B7] see her, [E] please let her [B7] know
That I'm [E] well - [B7] as you can [E] tell. [B7]
And [E] if she should [B7] tell you, that [E] she wants me [B7] back,
Tell her [E] "No" - [B7] I gotta [E] go. [B7]
repeat CHORUS
1 instrumental turnaround (8 bars horn section, 8 bars guitar solo)
repeat BRIDGE
repeat CHORUS 2x
OUTRO: instrumental, 6 bars in progression, then:

: %[E]... ../ %[B7]... ../ : %[E]... ../ %[Eadd2]... / &
where the chords are played short (staccato) and pronounced
Table of symbols:
. is a 8th note (chord)
/ is a 4th note (chord)
% is a 8th rest
& is a 4th rest
denotes a new bar
(should be a vertical slash - hope it appears in your font)
: : is a pair of repetition marks
(whatever is between shall be repeated)
CD: Trampoline, MCA No. UMD 80456
(c)(p) 1998 MCA Records Nashville
Transcribed by Rudolf Sachs
With some help by the International Lyrics Server
Corrections welcome!
Linedancers: X-Out works pretty good !!!

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