Tie A Yellow Ribbon

Tony Orlando Dawn

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

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

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

 Bus driver please look for me
Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see
I'm really still in prison and my love she holds the key
 A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free
 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

(slower, single appregios)
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

 Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree
 Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree  

:| and fade


(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

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':

(if) I don't see a
yelow ribbon
round the
old oak
Tree ...

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