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Tie Me To Your Apron Strings Again
Music by Larry Shay, Words by Joe Goodwin - 1925
G     C     G D7 G -               D+   G
D7 - G          C7 D7
G     C     G D7 G          G+ C        Ebdim  Em
D              Ebdim A7 D7 -
G            F#    G C                  Cm G -        F#   G   C
D7 -     C#7  D7 G -                D7
G            F#    G C                  Cm G -        F#   G   A7
Bm -    A#m  Bm  A7 Bm -        D7
G7 - C -
A7 - D7        C7  C#7 D7
G           F#7   G C                  Cm G -               F#   G
D7        C#7  D7 Am         D7 G -        (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Like a kid who stays away from school,
I left to roam, played hookey from Home Sweet Home.
I've been like most any other fool,
Who goes away to stray that's why I say:
Tie me to your apron strings again,
I know there's room for me upon your knee.
Bring back all those happy hours when,
You kissed my tears away, from day to day.
I thought that I was right, but I was wrong,
Please take me back tonight, where I belong.
Sing a cradle song to me and then,
Won't you tie me to your apron strings again.
Watch the WineLand Banjo Band perform "Tie Me To Your Apron Strings" (youtube)

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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