Jeannies Afraid Of Dark-crd Dolly Parton
Her [C]two little f[G7]eet would come [C]running in[G7]to
our [F]bedroom alm[G7]ost every n[C]ight.[G7]
Her [C]soft little f[G7]ace would be w[C]et from her t[G7]ears
and her [F]little heart [G7]pounding with f[C]right.[G7]
She'd [C]hold out her [G7]arms, then she'd c[C]limb in bes[G7]ide us,
in her s[F]mall voice, we'd h[G7]ear her rem[C]ark,
"M[F]ommie and Daddy, can [C]I sleep here with you
'cause J[G7]eannie's afraid of the [C]dark".[G7]
One d[C]ay in the s[G7]ummer, w[C]e took some f[G7]lowers
to p[F]lace on some [G7]old family g[C]raves.[G7]
[C]Jeannie said, "M[G7]ommy, ain't it d[C]ark in the g[G7]round,
oh, D[F]addy, I'd [G7]be so af[C]raid".[G7]
[C]Then she looked u[G7]p at her d[C]addy and [G7]me
and said s[F]omethin' that b[G7]roke both our h[C]earts.
She [F]said, "When I die, please [C]don't bury me,
'cause J[G7]eannie's afraid of the [C]dark".
(Change to key of D)
(Spoken by Porter while Dolly hums in the background)
Jeannie was always afraid of the dark
and we never could understand why.
'Cause we looked after Jeannie with the very best of care
Because Jeannie was our only child.
Perhaps it was death that she was so afraid of,
'cause it took her one dark stormy night.
I think we always knew that we'd never see Jeannie grown,
'cause it seemed she was destined to die.
But on Jeannie's grave, we placed an eternal flame
that glows and never loses its spark.
And on the darkest night, there's always a light,
'cause Jeannie's afraid of the dark.
(Sung by Dolly)
Our J[A7]eannie's afraid of the d[D]ark