Don't Get Around Much Any More

Written by Bob Russel and Duke Ellington

This song has been performed by Big Walter, Kim Wilson and others. It has a couple of easy bends so it's a good practice piece. It's not blues, but since major blues artists have recorded it you can feel safe in learning and performing it.

1/31/200 - put this up. It looks right, but I am at work and can't whip out a harp to check it. I'll print it out and check it on the way home. Don't trust this until at least 2/3/2000.

Missed the Sa tur day dance      
Heard they crow ded the floor      
Could n't bare it with out you
Don't get a round much an y more


Next verse:
Thought I'd visit the club
Got as far as the door
They'd have asked me about you
Don't get around much anymore


Dar ling', I guess
My mind's more at ease
But ne ver the less
Why stir up me mor ies

Third Verse:
Been invited on dates
Might have gone but what for
Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore

(Repeat last two verses)

Awfully different without you
Don't get around much anymore


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