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Tie A Yellow Ribbon
'Round The Ole Oak Tree
Words and Music by Irwin Levine and I. Russell Brown - 1972
 Intro:
F - Am -
Gm - C7 -
 Verse:
F - Am -
Cm D7 Gm -
- Bbm Dm -
G7 - Bbm6 C7
Bbm6 - C7 -
 Chorus:
F - Am -
Cm - D7 Gm
- Bbm F               A7 Dm
F F+ Dm D7
Gm Bbm Gm7 C7
 First Ending:
F Dm Gm C7    (return to verse)
 Second Ending:
F - Gm Bbm
F D7 Gm Bbm
Gm7 C7 F -          (End)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
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Intro:
(Instrumental, no lyrics)
 
Verse:
I'm comin' home,  I've done my time,
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine.
If you received my letter tellin' you I'd soon be free,
Then you'll know just what to do, if you still want me.
If you still want me.
 
Chorus:
Tie a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree,
It's been three long years do you still want me?
If I don't see a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree,
I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, put the blame on me,
If I don't see a yellow ribbon 'round the ole oak tree.
 
First Ending:
(Instrumental, no lyrics)
(Return to Verse)
 
Second Ending:
Now the whole damn bus is cheering,
And I can't believe I see, a hundred yellow ribbons,
'Round the ole oak tree.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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