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On Top Of Old Smokie   Traditional



Subject: On Top of Old Smokie

As far as I know, this song is anonymously written. Or to be more 
precise, it is very old and I have no clue who wrote it. Hank Williams 
did this on a Mother's Best Show and he mentions how his grandmother 
used to sing it to him when he was little. Well, my grandma sang it to 
me as well but used a little bit different wording than Hank. I, 
however, will send Hank's lyrics in the key I do it in.

I hope someone finds this interesting and if you know it and I have 
done something wrong in chord placement then just email Greg and put 
yours in as well.

Felton

On Top of Old Smokie

(C) On top of old (F)Smokie, all covered in (C)snow,
I lost my true (G7)lover, by courtin' too (C)slow
(C)On top of old (F)Smokie, I went there to (C)weep
For a false hearted (G7)lover, is worse than a (C)thief

(C)A thief he will (F)rob you, and take what you (C)save
But a false hearted (G7)lover, will put you in your (C)grave
(C)On top of old (F)Smokie, all covered in (C)snow
I lost my true (G7)lover, by courtin' too (C)slow

(C) They'll hug you and (F)kiss you, then tell you more (C)lies
Than the crossties on the (G7) railroad, or the stars in the (C)skies
(C)On top of old (F)Smokie, all covered in (C)snow
I lost my true (G7)lover, by courtin' too (C)slow



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