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Makin' Whoopie - Capo 3

Louis Armstrong

 

Intro:  / C - Am - / Dm - G - / x2

 

                C (½) A (½)             F (½) G (½)       C (½)  C7 (½)      F (½)  Dm (½)

Another bride,    another June,    another sunny    honeymoon,

                 E7 (½)  A7 (½)       D7 (½) G7 (½)            C (½) Am (½) Dm (½) G (½)

another season,    another reason    for makin’ whoopie.

 

               C (½) A (½)      F (½) G (½)                 C (½)  C7 (½)            F (½)  Dm (½)

A lot of shoes,   a lot of rice,   the groom is nervous, he answers twice,

               E7 (½)  A7 (½)       D7 (½) G7 (½)               C (½) F (½) C (½) G (½)

it’s really killing,   that he’s so willing,    to makin’ whoopie.

 

Bbm                       F           Bbm                           C

Now picture a little lovenest down where the roses cling,

Bbm                              F         Bbm                             G7

picture the same sweet lovenest, think what a year can bring.

 

                      C (½) A (½)           F (½) G (½)            C (½)  C7 (½)         F (½) Dm (½)

He’s washing dishes and baby clothes, he’s so ambitious, he even sews.

                     E7 (½)  A7 (½)                    D7 (½) G7 (½)                

But don’t forget, folks,  that’s what you get, folks, from makin’

      C (½) Am (½) Dm (½) G (½)

whoopie.

 

Instrumental Verse

 

              C (½) A (½)       F (½) G (½)                C (½)  C7 (½)                    F (½)  Dm (½)

Another year,   maybe less,     what’s this I hear?     Well, can’t you guess ?

                   E7 (½)  A7 (½)              D7 (½) G7 (½)              C (½) Am (½) Dm (½) G (½)

She feels neglected    and he’s suspected      of makin’ whoopie.

 

               C (½) A (½)               F (½) G (½)                C (½)  C7 (½)          F (½)  Dm (½)

She sits alone     most every night,   he doesn’t phone,   he doesn’t write,

                   E7 (½) A7 (½)                D7 (½) G7 (½)              

he says he’s busy,    but she says, “Busy?       He’s makin’

      C (½) Am (½) Dm (½) G (½)

whoopie.”

 

Bbm                                      F     Bbm                         C

Now he doesn’t make much money, only five thousand buck,

Bbm                                      F           Bbm                     G7

some judge, who thinks he’s funny, says. “You pay six to her!”

 

                            C (½) A (½)             F (½) G (½)               C (½)  C7 (½)      F (½)  Dm (½)

He says, “Now Judge,  suppose I fail ?”  Judge says, “Budge right into jail!   

                  E7 (½)  A7 (½)              D7 (½) G7 (½)               C (½) Am (½) Dm (½) G (½)

You better keep her,   I think it’s cheaper   than makin’ whoopie.

 

C (½) Am (½) Dm (½) G (½)     (progression x2)       End on C


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.