Tie A Yellow Ribbon

Tony Orlando Dawn

 CEm
 I'm comin' home, I've done my time
 GmA7Dm
Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine
 FmCAm
If you received my letter tellin' you I'd soon be free
 D7Fm6G7
 Then you'll know just what to do if you still want me
 Fm6G7
 If you still want me

chorus:
 CEm
 Tie a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree
 GmAA7Dm
It's been three long years, do you still want me
 FmCEAm
If I don't see a ribbon round the ole oak tree
 CC/G
I'll stay on the bus, forget about us
 AmA
 Put the blame on me

bridge:
 Dm7Fm6D7G7CAmDmG7
If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the ole oak tree          

verse:
 CEm
 Bus driver please look for me
 GmA7Dm
Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
 FmCAm
I'm really still in prison and my love she holds the key
 D7Fm6G7
 A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free
 Fm6G7
 I wrote and told her please

:| chorus & bridge, skipping part in (), then to harmonica solo

over harmonica solo: C Em Gm A A7 Dm x2

verse:
(slower, single appregios)
 Dm7Fm6CA7
Now the whole damn bus is cheerin' and I can't believe I see
C (normal tempo) Dm7 Fm6 D7 G7 C Em Gm A Dm
A hundred yellow ribbons 'round the ole oak tree

coda:
 CEm
 Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree
 GmADm
 Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree  

:| and fade

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 STANDARD TUNING: (EADGBE)
CHORDS USED:
(all fingerings relative to capo)

C = X35553
Em = X79987
Gm = 355333
A7 = 575655
Dm = X57765
Fm = 133111
Am = 577555
D7 = X57575
Fm6 = 130111 (use thumb)
A = 577655
G7 = 353433

P.S.
I like playing this song barred, but you can of course use
regular fingerings for any or all of these chords. Might be
a tad hard to play barred with capoed 5th fret with say,
heavy gauge bronze. :)


A A7 Am C C/G D7 Dm Dm7 E Em Fm Fm6 G7 Gm
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goldfinga (report comment to admin):
In the chorus: at the "forget about us" part, I prefer to play  "C/G#"

and in the part 'bridge':

Dm
(if) I don't see a
Fm7
yelow ribbon
Dm7
round the
G7
old oak
C
Tree ...

(and in most cases instead of Fm6.. just play an Fm or Fm7)
:D