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Put On Your Old Grey Bonnet
Words by Percy Wenrich, Music by Stan Murphy - 1909
G - A7 -
D7 - G         Gdim D7
G - A7 -
D7 - G -
A7 D A7 D
E7 A7 D7 -
G - A7 -
D7 - G G7
C - F -
C         Am D7 G -
C         E7 Am F C        G7
C D7        G7 C -  (G7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
On the farmhouse veranda,  There sat Silas and Miranda,
Thinking of the days gone by.
Said he "Dearie, don't be weary,  You were always bright and cheery,
But a tear, dear, dims your eye."
Said she "They're tears of gladness,  Silas, they're not tears of sadness,
It is fifty years today since we were wed."
Then the old man's dim eyes brightened,  And his stern old hear, it lightened,
As he turned to her and said:
Put on your old grey bonnet,  With the blue ribbon on it,
While I hitch old Dobbin to the shay,
And through the fields of clover,  We'll drive to Dover,
On our golden wedding day.
Watch The WineLand Banjo Band play "Old Grey Bonnet" (youtube, timestamp 4:10)
Listen to the Marin Banjo Band play "Old Grey Bonnett" (youtube, timestamp 5:22)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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