My Dear Sweet Followers

Friday, January 4, 2013

Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet ~ A Five Chord Song





       G                              A7 
 
On the old farm house veranda sat old Silas and Miranda
         D7               G
Thinking of the days gone by
                                          A7
He said "Dearie, don't be weary, you were always bright and cheery
      D7                  G
but a tear dear dims your eyes"
          D                  G         D                    G
She said "These are tears of gladness, they're not tears of sadness,
       A7                          D7
It was 50 years today that we were wed"
        G                                      A7
And the old man's eyes they brightened and his old stern heart it lightened
      D7                G7
as he turned to her and said

[Chorus]
            C                         F
Put on your old grey bonnet, with the blue ribbon on it
         C         D7            G7
and I'll hitch old Dobbin to the shay
          C                         F
and we'll ride to Dover through the fields of clover
       C      G7      C     (D7)
on our golden wedding day


       G                              A7
It was in that same grey bonnet with the same blue ribbon on it
         D7               G
in the same shay by his side
                                  A7
that he drove her down to Dover through the same old fields of clover
      D7         G
to be his happy bride
          D                  G         D                    G
The birds were brightly singing, the old church bells were ringing
       A7                          D7
as the passed by that old church where they were wed
        G                                      A7
and at night while stars were gleaming the old couple lay there dreaming
      D7                G7
dreaming of the words he said



The graphic used at the top of the page is from 
http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com  

Learn this song and play it at 
your next anniversary party :)

Have a lovely day . . .
Connie :)



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