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Sad and lonesome day

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Sad and lonesome day

   

Intro: Carter pick verse

verse 1:
(A)Oh, Today has been a lonesome day
To(D)day has been a (A)lonesome day
To(D)day has been a(A) lonesome day
And to(E7)morrow 's gonna be the same old(A)way

verse 2:
Oh, they carried my mother to the burying ground
Oh, they carried my mother to the burying ground
Oh, they carried my mother to the burying ground
I watched as the bearers let her down

Carter pick verse

verse 3
Did you ever hear a church bell tone
Did you ever hear a church bell tone
Did you ever hear a church bell tone
You may know by that she's dead and gone

verse 4
Oh, dig my grave with a silver spade
Oh, dig my grave with a silver spade
Oh, dig my grave with a silver spade
And mark the place where I must lay

Carter pick verse

verse 5:
There's one kind favor I ask of you
There's one kind favor I ask of you
There's one kind favor I ask of you
See that my grave is kept green

 

Thanks to Terry Smith (GA USA) for this transcription.







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