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In A Shanty In Old Shanty Town

Ira Schuster, Jack Little and Joe Youn

3:4 Key: C

It's[C] only a[E7] shanty i[A7]n old shanty town,
It'[D7]s roof is [Ebdim]so slanty, it[D9] touches the[D7] ground
But my [G]tum Bled down [G7]shack, by an [C]old railroad [C7]track
Like a [D]millionaire's[D7] mansion is[G] calling me[G7] back

I'd[C] give up my[E7] palace if[A7] I were a king,
[D7]It's more than [Ebdim]a palace [D9]it's my ev'ry[D7]thing
There's a [F]queen waiting[Fm] there, in a [C]sil[E7]very[A7] crown
In a [Dm7]shanty in [G]old [G7]shanty [C]town [Cdim] [Dm7] [G7]

There's a [C]shanty in a track an' [E7]although it's just a shack
There's a [A7]G.I. loan, gotta pay it back,
The [D7]paint's brand new, but the [Ebdim]loan is overdue,
And I'm [D9]gonna, blow my stack
It's a [G]knocked out pad, but the [G7]neighbors are mad,
'Cause the [C]cat next door is [C7]a swingin' lad
[D]Out o' my mind most [D7]all o' the time,
This [G]squaresville settlement's [G7]drivin' me mad
I'd[C] be just as sassy as [E7]Trigger or Lassie,
I [A7]wouldn't even pay my union dues
A [D7]toast to all, let's [Ebdim]have a ball,
[D9]Hi fi records blow rhythm and blues
Gotta [F]queen waitin' there in a [Fm]contour chair,
[C]gave up [E7]rockin' [A7]'cause she's no square
But I'm [Dm7]jumpin' up and down an' [G]I'm actin' [G7]like a clown
'Cause I [C]gotta get back to my shanty town [Cdim] [Dm7] [G7]

I'd [C]give up my [E7]palace if [A7]I were a king,
It's [D7]more than [Ebdim]a palace it [D9]'s my ev'ry[D7]thing
There's a [F]queen waiting [Fm]there, in a [C]sil[E7]very [A7]crown
In a [Dm7]shanty in [G]old [G7]shanty [C]town [Cdim] [C]



Added or amended 21st March 2014
Reproduced soley for
educational purposes


Soprano/Concert/Tenor Ukulele Chords
right handed
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Dm7















Cdim