Angelina Baker

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster

VERSE 1

C                Am             G7 
Way  down on the old plantation that's where I was born,

  C                Am       F     G7            C 
I used to beat the whole creation hoein' in the corn,

                    Am     F       G7 
Oh! then I work and then I sing so happy all the day,

         F      C        D7      G 
Angelina Baker! Angelina Baker's gone

    C               Am     F 
She left me here to weep a tear,

    G7                 C 
And beat on the old jawbone.

VERSE 2

C                 Am   F      G7      
I've seen  my Angelina in the springtime and the fall,

     C               Am         F        G7              C 
I've seen her in the cornfield, and I've seen her at the ball,

                 Am      F       G7 
And every time I met her she was smiling like the sun,

    C               Am     F            G7         C 
But now I'm left to weep a tear, 'cause Angelina's gone.

         F      C        D7      G 
Angelina Baker! Angelina Baker's gone

    C               Am     F 
She left me here to weep a tear,

    G7                 C 
And beat on the old jawbone.

VERSE 3

C        Am    F        G7 
Angelina is so tall she never sees the ground,

    C             Am  F        G7               C 
She has to take a telescope to look down on the town

         Am        F       G7 
Angelina likes the boys as far as she can see them.

    C               Am      F         G7              C 
She used to run old master 'round, to ask him to free them.

         F      C        D7      G 
Angelina Baker! Angelina Baker's gone

    C               Am     F 
She left me here to weep a tear,

    G7                 C 
And beat on the old jawbone.

VERSE 4

C            Am      F    G7 
Early in the morning of a lovely summer day,

  C           Am    F        G7                C 
I ask for Angelina, and they say, "she's gone away."

                      Am         F       G7 
I don't know where to find her, 'cause I don't know where she's gone,

    C               Am     F        G7                 C 
She left me here to weep a tear and beat on the old jawbone.

         F      C        D7      G 
Angelina Baker! Angelina Baker's gone

    C               Am     F 
She left me here to weep a tear,

    G7                 C 
And beat on the old jawbone.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Guitar A Minor C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Mandolin A Minor C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Piano A Minor C Major D7 F Major G Major G7
Ukulele A Minor C Major D7 F Major G Major G7