Swingin' Shepherd Blues

Words & 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.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.