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Tom Dooley

Misc. Traditional

 GD7
 Hand me down my banjo,  I'll pick it on my knee.
 D7G
 This time tomorrow night it'll be no use to me.
 GD7
 I met her on the mountain, I swore she'd be my wife,
 D7G
 I met her on the mountain, and I stabbed her with my knife.

Chorus:
 GD7
 Hang down your head, Tom Dooley, hang down your head and cry,
 D7G
 Hang down your head, Tom Dooley, poor boy, you're bound to die.

 GD7
 This time tomorrow, reckon where I'll be,
 D7G
 Down in some lonesome valley hangin' from a white-oak tree.
 GD7
 I had my trial at Wilksboro', and what'd you reckon they done?
 D7G
 They bound me over to Statesville and that's where I'll be hung.

Chorus

 GD7
 The limb bein' oak, boys, the rope bein' strong,
 D7G
 Bow down your head, Tom Dooley, you know you're gonna be hung.
 GD7
 Mammy, O Mammy, don't you weep or cry,
 D7G
 I've killed poor Laurie Foster and you know I'm bound to die.

Chorus

 GD7
 Pappy, O Pappy, what shall I do?
 D7G
 I lost all my money and kille poor Laurie, too.
 GD7
 O what my Mammy told me, is about to come to pass,
 D7G
 Red whisky and pretty women, would be my ruin at last.

Chorus


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mekidsmom (report comment to admin):
You can play the other version of this song using these two chords as well.  A base strum, or simple up/down strum works well!