Chinese Breakdown

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X:6
T:Chinese Breakdown
% NFF Book 2016
C:Anon
H:The origins of this tune are not clear.
H:It was first recorded in 1925 by the "Dixie String Band" and by others since.
N:The 1st part is related to a nursery rhyme.
N:There are many variants available on the Web. Here is one.
N:"Susie had a baby, She called it Tiny Tim"
N:"She put it in the bathtub to see if it could swim"
N:"He drank up all the water, he ate up all the soap"
N:"He tried to eat the bathtub but it wouldn't go down his throat"
N:Chinese Breakdown is also related to the Looney Tunes theme tune,
N:"The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down" written in 1937 by Cliff Friend and Dave Franklyn
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:D
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Chinese Breakdown - played by Greg O'Leary