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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


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