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Little girl that played upon my knee

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Little girl that played upon my knee

 

               D                        D7           G           D

1. Many years have passed away and gone,

                                             A

    since I left my old native home,

                D           D7                  G              D

    since I left the scenes of my childhood there,

                       A              A7         D

    where the dark days seem to roam.

 

       D        D7     G          D

2. I left my aged father there,

                                                   A

    and my mother so dear unto me,

       D        D7       G                D

    I left a brother and a sister fair,

               A                   A7                        D

    and a little girl that played upon my knee.

 

+ instrumental = verse 2

 

                D           D7          G                    D

3. Don't Ginny remember, will she e’er forget

                                                         A

    those many hours of pleasure to me.

                     D                       D7                    G                  D

    Does she sigh when she thinks of those many happy hours,

                 A                   A7                        D

    when a little girl she played upon my knee ?

 

+ D - G - D - A - D

 

              D               D7                     G         D

4. I am homeward bound with the thrills of joy

                                                       A

    of my wandering so far o'er the sea.

                 D                  D7           G               D

    I shall soon see my home, my old native home

                  A                   A7                        D

    and the little girl that played upon my knee.

 

+ D - G - D - A - D

 

             D         D7     G        D

5. I am tired of life, I cannot live,

                                                        A

    in this dark world so weary unto me.

                 D          D7             G                   D

    Come bury me low by the one I love so well,

                A                   A7                       D

    by the little girl that played upon my knee.

 







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