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Lyr/Chords Req: Paper Doll (from Mills Brothers)

Jeep man 30 May 00 - 01:44 PM
Tiger 30 May 00 - 05:27 PM
Jeep man 30 May 00 - 05:37 PM
Jim Dixon 28 Mar 10 - 09:18 PM
GUEST,Doc John 29 Mar 10 - 12:09 PM
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Subject: Paper Doll
From: Jeep man
Date: 30 May 00 - 01:44 PM

Sure would like to have the chords to this great old song. I need guitar or banjo chords. Thanks


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: PAPER DOLL (Johnny Black)
From: Tiger
Date: 30 May 00 - 05:27 PM

Here you go, Jeepster. Sounds really nice when you get the rhythm down, especially on a tenor banjo.

....Tiger

Paper Doll
Written by Johnny S. Black, 1915
Performed by Mills Brothers, Frank Sinatra, many others

I [F]guess I've [D7]had a [Gm7]million [C7]dolls or [F]more.
I guess I've played the [Gm6]doll game [A7]o'er and [Dm]o'er,
[Abdim]I just [C7]quarreled with Sue, [F]that's why I'm blue;
She's [G7]gone away and left me just like [C7]all [G7]dolls [C7]do.

I'll [F]tell you [D7]boys, it's [Gm7]tough to [C7]be a-[F]lone
And it's tough to love a [Gm6]doll that's [A7]not your [Dm]own. [C]
I'm through with [Ebdim]all of [G7]them, [C]
I'll [Gm]never [A7]fall again,
'Cause [D7]this is [G7]what I'll do. [C] [Cdim] [C7]

    CHORUS
    I'm goin' to [F]buy a [F7]paper [D7]doll that I can [G7]call my own,
    A [C7]doll that other fellows [E7]cannot [F]steal,
    And then the flirty, flirty guys [Fm]with their [C]flirty, flirty [A7]eyes, [Ebdim]
    Will [G7]have to flirt with dollies that are [C7]real. [Cdim] [C7]

    When [F]I come [D7]home at [G7]night she [C7]will be [F]waiting,
    She'll [F]be the [D7]truest [G7]doll in [C7]all this [A7] world. [Dm6] [A7]
    I'd [Bb]rather have a [Bbdim]paper doll to [F]call [A7]my [D7]own,
    Than have a [G7]fickle-minded [Bbm6]real [C7]live [F]girl. [Abdim] [C7]

    REPEAT CHORUS
    I'm goin' to [F]buy....
    Last line: end on F


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Paper Doll
From: Jeep man
Date: 30 May 00 - 05:37 PM

Thanks Tiger. I will work on it tonight. J


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Subject: Lyr Add: PAPER DOLL (Johnny Black)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 28 Mar 10 - 09:18 PM

I think it's a good idea to have another copy of the lyrics that doesn't have the chords embedded. This copy will be easier to find with a search engine, if somebody searches for a phrase from the lyrics.

I checked this copy against a recording by the Mills Brothers.


PAPER DOLL
John Stewart Black a.k.a. Johnny Black

1. I'm gonna buy a paper doll that I can call my own,
A doll that other fellows cannot steal;
And then the flirty, flirty guys with their flirty, flirty eyes
Will have to flirt with dollies that are real.

2. When I come home at night she will be waiting.
She'll be the truest doll in all this world.
I'd rather have a paper doll to call my own
Than have a fickle-minded real live girl.

3. I guess I had a million dolls or more.
I guess I've played the doll game o'er and o'er.
I just quarreled with Sue. That's why I'm blue.
She's gone away and left me just like all dolls do.

4. I'll tell you boys, it's tough to be alone,
And it's tough to love a doll that's not your own.
I'm through with all of them.
I'll never fall again.
Say, boy, what you gonna do?

REPEAT 1 & 2.


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Paper Doll (from Mills Brothers)
From: GUEST,Doc John
Date: 29 Mar 10 - 12:09 PM

I think the Mills Brothers provide the voice over to Philip Marlowe's Dad's singing in the Singing Detective.


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