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JOIN THE CIRCUS

Music by Lyrics by
CY COLEMAN MICHAEL STEWART

1. 2.
Lively

1. When the

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Am Am(maj7) Am7 Am6


xo o xo o xo o o xo

pill the doc - tor gave you turns your cold to the grippe. When a
patch - es in your trou - sers and a hole in your purse When your
la - dy you been court - in’ weds your broth - er in - stead When Hiz -

E7 E7 5 E7sus4 E7
o o oo o o oo o o oo

stitch to save nine oth - ers comes a - part with a rip. When the
nine to five is bor - ing and your five to nine’s worse. When you
zon - ner gives you thir - ty days on wa - ter and bread. When your

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2 C C7 F
x o o x o xx

rats in - vade your at - tic and start leav - ing your ship.
sneeze, in - stead of bless you, you get jeers and a curse.
bank ac - count’s a mil - lion, but it’s all in the red.

D7 G7
xxo ooo

Fol - low my tip, come a - way on a trip. Just


Don’t call a hearse while you still got the cherce. Just
Don’t lose your head, pin this note to the bed. I’ve

Chorus:
C Cmaj7 C6 C
x o o x ooo x o x o o

Join The Cir - cus like you want - ed to


Join The Cir - cus like you meant to do
joined the cir - cus like I want - ed to

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D9 3
x x
4

when you were a kid.


when you were so high.
when I was a kid.

G7 D7 G7
ooo xxo ooo

Climb a - board be - fore it moves on and you’ll


Pitch your trou - bles un - der a tent and you’re
Climbed a - board be - fore it moved on and you

C A7 G7
x o o ooo

thank your luck - y stars you did.


bound to lose ’em by and by.
bet your life I’m glad I did.

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4 C Cmaj7 C6 C
x o o x ooo x o x o o

Go to bed in Min - ne - ap - o - lis,


Say so - long to fair Sche - nec - ta - dy,
Went to d in Min - ne - ap - o - lis,

D9
x x
4

wake up in P. A.
greet sweet San - ta Fe.
woke up in P. A.

F F dim Em7 A7
xx xx x o o o xo o o
4

Pack your roll, your brush and your comb a - gain,


Toss your hat and cane in a sack a - gain,
Packed my roll, my brush and my comb. a - gain,

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F6 E7 Am C7 5
x o o oo xo o x o

Read - y to roam a - gain, read - y to stray.


Shoul - der your pack and then hitch up the shay.
Read - y to roam a - gain, read - y to stray.

F6 F dim C A7
x xx x x o o xo o o
4

Bless your soul, you’ll nev - er go home a - gain


Kiss the cat and nev - er look back a - gain
Bless my soul, I’ll nev - er go home a gain

D9 G7
x x ooo
woo
4
To Coda

when the cir - cus comes your


when the cir - cus comes your
when the cir - cus comes your

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6 Am Am(maj7) Am7 Am6 Bm7 5 E Am Am(maj7)
xo o xo o xo o o xo o o o oo xo o xo o

way.
way.
way.

1.2. 3.
Am7 Am6 Bm7 5 E Bm7 5 E
xo o o xo o o o oo o o o oo

2. When you’ve
3. When the

Interlude:
Am Am(maj7) Am7 Am6 Am
xo o xo o xo o o xo xo o

See that tent pole slow - ly start to rise,


Just to say the word e - lec - tri - fies,

Bm7 5 E9 G6 E7
o o o o o oooo o o oo

cir - cus, cir - cus.

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C9 7
x x

Watch that ti - ger shak - ing hands like a

Fmaj7 F6
xx o x

pup there, That la - dy

D9
x x

danc - in’ on a wire a mil - lion miles

G maj7 F7 F7 9 F9 F7
xx x x
7

up there, That string of

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8 B6
x

paint - ed cars down Rail - road Av - e - nue,

Cm7 5 F7 A F7
xx
4

cir - cus, cir - cus.

C
x o o

Two pink paste - boards say you’re go - ing to

Dm7 5 G9 E7
xxo x ox o o oo

cir - cus, cir - cus.

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Am9 9
x
5

Share the glad times and the woe with us,

Am9/G
ox

Pack your trunk and join the show with us.

Am9/G F m7 5
ox

Roll from Maine to Ko - ko - mo with us,

Fmaj7 Em7 Dm7 G11 D.S. al Coda


xx o o o o xxo xx
5
(Lyric 1)

Mis - ter Bar - num say you’ll go with us.

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10 G7
Coda ooo

from the day you join the

C C6 Cmaj7 C6
x o o x o x ooo x o

cir - cus, Be proud to say you’ll join the

C7
x o

cir - cus! Step right this way and join the

E7/F F
xo oo xx

cir - cus! Just stick a ban - ner in your

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Dm7 5 Em/ G C 11
x xo x ooo x o o

hand, And Join The

Cmaj7 C6 C E 9( 5) D9 C/D Am7


x ooo x o x o o x x x x xoo o xo o o
5 4

Cir - cus like you want - ed to, Like you

C+/D D7 Dm7 G7
xxo o xxo xxo ooo

al - ways want - ed to run a -

C
x o o

- way!

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