Walkin' To MissouriWords & Music by Bob Merrill
Recorded by Sammy Kaye, 1952 (#11)
Refrain: (Repeat after each verse) A A7 Bm7 D9 Cdim A Poor little robin walkin', walkin', walkin' to Missouri -- A F#m E D9 E He can't afford to fly. E7 D9 E7 A A7 Got a penny for a poor little robin, Bm7 D9 Cdim Dm6 Walkin', walkin', walkin' to Missouri -- E7 D9 Dm6 E Got a teardrop in his eye. A F#m A6 A7 I hope my story don't make you cry, D D6 Bm Bm7 But this birdie flew too high; E7 Dm6 Bm7-5 Cdim A He flew from his old Missouri home. E7 A F#m A6 A7 D D6 Bm Bm7 He fell right into the city ways, like dancin' in cabarets, E7 D9 E7 Dm6 A From par - ty to party he would roam. A F#m A6 A7 He met a birdie who looked so nice, D D6 Bm Bm7 A real bird of par - a - dise, E7 Dm6 Bm7-5 Cdim A Edim E7 Good look - in' but fickle in the heart. A F#m A6 A7 She gave him kisses and gave him sighs, D D6 Bm Bm7 But oh, how she told him lies, E7 Dm6 Bm7-5 Cdim A D9 A 'Cause she loved another from the start. A F#m A6 A7 His dreams are battered, his feathers bent, D D6 Bm Bm7 Now he hasn't got a cent; E7 Dm6 Bm7-5 Cdim A Edim E7 He feels like his heart is gonna break. A F#m A6 A7 So if he ever walks up to you, D D6 Bm Bm7 Please throw him a crumb or two, E7 Dm6 Bm7-5 Cdim A D9 A7 'Cause you could have made the same mistake.
*Suggested by recent visitor George Barnett.