Swingin' Shepherd BluesWords & Music by Rhoda Roberts, Kenny Jacobson & Moe Koffman
Recorded by Moe Koffman, 1957
A7 Em7 A7 D A6 D A - long a moun - tain pass G D A6 D There is a patch of grass G D A6 D D6 D7 Where the swing - in' shep - herd plays a tune; G Fdim(III) G His sheep nev - er stray, G Fdim(III) G Danc - in' all day Gdim D Em7 Fdim D Cdim Til they see the pale and yel - low moon, B7 A7 Em7/9 A7 And then he leads his flock Em7 Gdim Cdim A7 And home - ward they all rock A - A9 A D D7 G Gm7 A - A7 A7/6 D To the tune of the swing - in' shep - herd blues. D9 A7 D9 G Come home, shep - herd, D A7 D6/9 A7 D7 Play those haunt - ing trills; G6 Fdim(III) G Fdim Come home, shep - herd, D F#m Em7 Fdim B7 Let it ech - o through the hills, Em7/7 A7 G/B A - A9 - A D - D7 G - Gm7 A - A7 - A7/6 D6 The swing - in' shep - herd blues.
This one has crawled inside my head, and won't leave -- and I don't mind a bit. I've included lyrics here, even though the version that keeps runnin' 'round inside my brain is Moe Koffman's instrumental classic.