ARTIST: Jerry Herman
TITLE: Before the Parade Passes By
Lyrics and Chords

[Hello Dolly]

[ Cdim7 = xx1212 ]

Before the parade passes by 
I've gotta go and taste Saturday's high life 
Before the parade passes by 
I've gotta get some life back into my life 
I'm ready to move out in front 
I've had enough of just passing by life 

/ Cmaj7 - Am7 - / Cmaj7 Cdim7 Dm7G7 G7 / Dm - Dm7 - / 
   / Dm G7 C - / Cmaj7 - Am7 - / Gm7 C7 F Fm / 

   With the rest of them, with the best of them
   I can hold my head up high 
   For I've got a goal again, I've got a drive again 
   I wanna feel my heart coming alive again 
   Before the parade passes by 

   / C - Am/maj7 - / Am7 EmAm D7 Cdim7 / Am7 - Cdim7 - / 
      / Am7 - D7 - / Dm - - G7 C - - - /

Look at the crowd up ahead
Listen and hear that brass harmony growing 
Look at that crowd up ahead
Pardon me if my old spirit is showing 
All of those lights over there 
Seem to be telling me where I'm going 

   When the whistles blow and the cymbals crash 
   And the sparklers light the sky 
   I'm gonna raise the roof, I'm gonna carry on 
   Give me an old trombone, give me an old baton 
   Before the parade passes by

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