Submitted by, Tim Ausburn. This is my version and all my work.
This is an old song from 1852, written by, H.S. Thompson. Billy Jack
Wills, Bob's brother, re-wrote it somewhat and put a tune to it that
would fit the Bob Wills style. It modulates from D to A and back, kinda
like, "San Antonia Rose.
(D)- As I hear the mockin birds, (D7)- I re - (G)- member the words,
When you (D)- said that forever you'd love (A7)- me,
Now (D)- happiness is gone, (D7)- mem - o - (G)- ries linger on,
(Modulate to A) (D) - (Eb) - (E7)
(A)- Sweet as the morning, (E7)- smile like the (A)- sunshine, (A7)-
(D)- Ours was a (A)- love no words could (E7)- tell,
(A)- I love you, (E7)- oh how I (A)- miss you, (A7)-
(D)- Won't you come (E7)- back, Lily (A)- Dale. (A7)
Verse two: (goes back to D)
Since (D)- we have said good bye, (D7)- I'm so (G)- blue I could cry,
Happ - i - (D)- ness is a thing called the (A7)- past,
(D)- Days without you, (D7)- make my (G)- nights oh so blue,
And (D)- always in my (A7)- heart, our love will (D)- last.
(Modulate to A, D - Eb - E7 - and repeat chorus)
Tag: Still in A. (D)- Won't you come (E7)- back, Lily (A)- Dale. (D) - (A)