Red Foley – Salty Dog Rag Chords

D
Away down yonder in the state of Arkansas 
G
Where my great-grandpa met my great-grandma 
C
They drink apple cider and they get on a jag, 
F                                    A7
And dance all night to the Salty Dog Rag. 
D
They play an old fiddle like you never heard before, 
G
They play the only tune that they ever did know- 
C
It's a ragtime ditty and the rhythm don't drag, 
F                              C         F
Now everybody's dancing to the Salty Dog Rag. 

        CHORUS: 
D7
One foot front, drag it back,
G7
Then you start to ball the jack. 
C
You shake and you break and then you sag. 
F                                        A7
If your partner zigs, you're supposed to zag. 
D7                                                          
Your heart is light, you tap your feet 
                        G7
In rhythm with that ragtime beat.
C
Pack up your troubles in your old kit bag 
F                          C         F
And dance all night to the Salty Dog Rag. 


Away down South 'neath the old Southern moon, 
The possum's up a tree and the hounds've treed a coon 
They hitch up a buggy to the broken-down nag 
And go out dancing to the Salty Dog Rag. 
They tune up the fiddle and they rosin up the bow. 
They strike a C chord on the old banjo 
Then holler hang on 'cause we ain't gonna drag. 
Now here's the way you dance to the Salty Dog Rag. 

CHORUS

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