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Grandfather's Clock
Words and Music by Henry Clay Work - 1876
One of the most popular songs in 1876 along with "I'll Take You Home Kathleen."
G          D7 G          Am G          D7 G
-           D7 G          Am G          D7 G
- C          G -           A7 D7
G          D7 G          C G          D7 G
G          C      G - -           C      G -
-           D7 G          Am G          D7 G      (repeat all)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
My Grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf, So it stood ninety years on the floor.
It was taller by half than the old man himself Though it weighed not a pennyweight more.
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born And was always his treasure and pride.
But it stopp'd short never to go again when the old man died.
Ninety years without slumbering tick, tock, tick, tock, His life seconds numbering tick, tock, tick, tock,
It stopp'd short never to go again, When the old man died.
Watch Jim and Barbara Faustine play "Grandfather's Clock" (youtube)
Listen to Jim play "Grandfather's Clock" on the 5-string banjo (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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