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Before the Parade Passes By from Hello Dolly

Jerry Herman
I Am What I Am from La Cage aux Folles
March 

 
              
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  
Be - fore the pa - rade pass - es by

  
D maj D maj D maj D maj B m7/D

               
    
   
                         
    

              
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  
   

C /F
I'm gon - na go and taste Sat - ur - day's high life Be - fore the pa - rade


B m7/D D maj E 7sus/A A7 Em

            
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    
       
                        
    
 
               
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    

C  /E
pass - es by I'm gon - na get some life back in - to my life

 
Em E m7 E m7 Em D

               
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        
    
                         
  
     
2 Medley

   
               
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 
I'm read - y to move out in front I've had e - nough of


D D maj D maj B m7/D B m7/D A m7

     
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    
           
            
 
                        
          

     
    
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      
   
just pass - ing by life With the rest of them with the


E m7(  5)/D

     
D 7(9) E m/G D D

      
    
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                       
    
  
    
                 
             
     
   
            
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
 
  F m/C  B m C m 9/E
 
best of them I can hold my head up high! For I've got a

       
D D B m/D D 7( add maj7)/F F 7

       
          
       
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             
        
 
   
                 
    
         
 
Medley 3

              
    
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 

F  m7( 5)/D F m9/A  F m11M7 5/B 


goal a - gain I've got a drive a - gain I'm gon - na feel my
E 7(  9)/D


E sus9/D

  
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 
           
  
 
           

       
       

    
       

             
   
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A m7 9 5 B  7  9 (  5)
heart com - ing a - live a - gain Be - fore the pa - rade

  
E7 E sus

                  
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        


      
      

                
     
       
B M7

      
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    
     
pass - es by Look at that

                        
D sus/G

             
      
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 
 
   
                                            
                  
 
4 Medley
        
 
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  
E  maj E  maj C m7/E  C m/E  E  maj
crowd up a - head List - en and hear that

      
                              
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           
  
           

         
        
     
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  
E
  B  7sus B  7(omit 5) 
brass har - mo - ny grow - ing Look at that crowd up a-

         
        
Fm Fm

                                


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  
  
   
     



 

 
   

 

         
   
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 
 
  E E
head Par - don me if my old spir - it is show - ing All of those

        
 
 
                  
F m7 F m7 Fm D /F

  
                    
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      

 
      

 

     
       
  
Medley 5
        
 
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   
E M7 E  maj C m/E  E B 7 E m
lights o - ver there seem to be tell - ing me where I'm

    
                            
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   

     
               
          
 
 
                     
73


A m A m G m7(  5)/E  G 7( 5)/E 
go - ing When the whist - le blows and the cym - bals crash

     
                   
73

       


          

            
 

     
          
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   

C m/E  E  maj7(  11)/F



E  7(add maj7)/G    
and the spark - lers light the sky I'm gon - na raise the roof

   
     
G m/D C m

   
                  
G 7

     
78

    
       
D m 9 5/E 

                
    
      
6 Medley

              
        
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          
I'm gon - na carr - y on Give me an old trom - bone give me an old ba - ton

84 
                
 
 E  maj7(add 9)
  E 7
        
   
F7

     
         
     

       
    
      
90

     E  maj
Be - fore the pa - rade pass - es by


            
    
            
90

       


   
  
             
                        

   

     
rit.


    
96

E  maj E  maj E  maj E  maj C m7/E 

 
           
96

                      
   

        
                     

      
Medley 7
Pensively 

             
103

 
3

   
3

E  maj B 7 B 7
I am what I am I am my own spec - ial cre - a - tion


Gm Cm Cm

   
                 
103 3


  





    
  
     

              
 
Tempo in 4 (Slow) 

   
             
108


3

   
3

E  maj B  7 (omit 5)
So come take a look give me the hook or the o - va - tion It's

 
      
F m7

   
     
108

  
   

3

       
     

   
3

     
       
112

E m
my world that I want to have a lit - tle pride in My world and it's

A 7 ( 13) sus/D
C m (add 9) Cm G m7(  5)/F F7

                 
           
112

       

          
   
  
8 Medley

             
115

     
B  7sus/F E
not a place I have to hide in Life's not worth a damn till you can
G m7


                     
115

           

            
    
 

          
  

118

  
 E
say "Hey world, I am what I Am!'

    

Cm F9 F7

               


           
118

 
  
         
                
  
Brighter tempo 

      
    
121

       

G m
I am what I am, I don't want praise, I don't want

E/C 
      
E

          
   
121

      
 
  

                        
       
   
3
  
Medley 9

        
124

      
F 9 G m
pi - ty I bang my own drum, some think it's

3
     
E

           


124

   
   
   
3

       
       
3

   
3 3

    
3

 
         
 
127

  
E/C  F 9
noise, I think it's pret - ty and

       


      
127 3

 
3


3

   

 
3

                
    
  
3

                   
   
129

  

G 7/D  D 7/C  D 7/C  F 9 F 9


so what If I love each spark - le and each span - gle Why not try to

     
E

                 


        
129

               

                           
     
 
10 Medley

    
        
132

       
F 9 G m
see things from a dif - 'rent an - gle Your life is a sham Till you can

      


E

         


132

 
  
 
  
    
       
       
 3 3      (in 4) 
Twice as fast
135
          
 

E/C  F 9
shout out loud "I am what I am!"

     
E

 
         
135 3

 
3 3


3

    

 
              
3 3

         
    
  
3

   
138

    
I am what I am and


          
E F F Am


       
138

  
3 3

 
  
            
            
Medley 11

      
     
142

B 9/C
what I am needs no ex - cu - ses

  
 
Am G7 G7 G m11/C


    
142

     
3

  
 
        
3

 
           

      
  
147

   
I deal my own deck some - times the ace, some -

   
     
F F Am Am G7

 
    
147

     
3 3

 

        
          
      
         
   
152

- times the deu - ces There's one life and there's


G7 G9 D m7(omit 5)/C F D m/F E m7(omit 5) Am

   
152

       
 3
  

      
3

 
          
3

       
Slowing  Slower 

   
12 Medley

                  
    
157

no re - turn and no de - pos - it One life! So it's time to op - en up the clos - et


G7 G9 G9 G9

             


 
157

  
        

          
                 
 Maestoso
 (in 2) 

  
     
163

   
B m/D 
 
G /D     G /D  B m
Life's not worth a damn till

        
   
   
163

             
               
   

  

   
     
166

G  maj7 (  11)/B  E m E  m(maj7) E  m7 


C m 5/E 
B m
you can say "Hey world, I

         

   
       

166

               
 
     




 
 


Twice as fast (in 4) 

  13
Medley

   
169

E m11/A  E m11/A 
 
Am

 
  
      
169

     
  
           
    

    
   
171


  
What I Am!"

 
  
      
171

   
 
A sus/D   G 
       
           
   

   
   
174

     
   
    
         
174

       
          
            
   
14 Medley


     
177


 
    
         
177

   

 
        
       
   