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Art Thieme 'Diamond Joe' -- source of tune? (25) RE: 'Diamond Joe' -- source of tune? 05 Mar 11


Lemme see; As far the chords go, I think I usually did it something like this--but it varied a lot on occasion. I'd strum and finger pick the melody to highlight the words,-----I do hope this helps some.


Went up on the mountain,
I give my horn a blow,
Thought I heard miss Maybelle say,
Yonder come-a my beau.

Diamond Jo, come and get-a me,
Diamond Jo, come and get-a me,
Diamond Jo, come and get-a me,
Diamond Jo.


C                        G
Ain't gonna work in this country,
C                      G
Neither on Forester's farm,
   C                   G
I'm gonna sit 'til my Maybelle come,
                D         G
She's gonna call-a me Tom.


G      C          G
Diamond Jo, come an get-a me,
       b-minor      C
Diamond Jo come an' get-a me,
         G            C
Diamond Jo, come an' get-a me,
         G
Diamond Jo.


Diamond Jo, where's your fireman,
Diamond Jo, where's your fireman,
Diamond Jo, where's your fireman,
Cotton eyed Joe.

Ain't gonna tell you no story, Ain't gonna tell ya no lie,
Gonna sit right here 'til Maybelle come,
Watch her rollin' on by.


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