The Mission Rumba

      Down by the Railroad-Tracks - 2023
The Mission Rumba (I’m Goin’ On Down)

CHORUS
	         A7
I’m going on down
            E7
To that Mission Street
	         A7
I’m going’ on down
            F#7        B7
Gonna move my feet
	         A7	         
I’m going on down
            E7
To that Mission Street
             B7                                       E7
Gonna dance away the night to the rumba beat            [last x to CODA]

VERSES

                       A7
If you take the bus
                           E7
And you pay the fare
                     F#7       
The Mission 14 
B7
Will get you there.
	         A7
Go underground
                      E7
Just ride that bike
      B7
Get your dancin’ shoes on          
E7
Let’s party tonight.


The band is hot
At that brand new spot
If you want to dine
Just take your time.
Do the Samba thing
At the big plant shop
Bird is alive
It’s time to bebop.

Bird is alive
It’s time to be-bop.
It’s time to be-bop.
It’s time to be-bop.

[ open jam. horn lines, scat singing, DC al CODA]]


      B7
It’s party time
          E7
In the Mission tonight.  


Copyright 2024 – Paul Lyons

This song is dedicated to all the hard working musicians in the Mission District of San Francisco, who keep it real around here. This recording is the second take. The basic song is all there, just a better recording is next. I hear and second-line drum thing and a trumpet solo. Maybe some congas.