grandfathers clock

Johnny Cash



 DA7DG
  My grandfather's  clock; Was too  large for the  shelf
 DA7D
So it  stood ninety  years on the  floor
 A7DG
It was taller by  half; Than the  old man him- self
 DA7D
Though it  weighed not a  penny-weight  more;
 GD
It was bought on the morn; Of the  day that he was  born
 E7A7
And was always his trea- sure and  pride
But it [D] [P] stopped [A7] [P] short - nev-[D] er to go a-[G] gain

 DA7D
When the  old  man  died.

Refrain:
 D
  Ninety years without slumbering
(Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah!) (or Trad. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock)
His life seconds numbering
(Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah!) (or Trad. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock)
It [D] [P] stopped [A7] [P] short - nev-[D] er to go a-[G] gain

 DA7D
When the  old  man  died.

 DA7D
My  grandfather  said that of  those he could hire
 DA7D
Not a  servant so faith- ful he  found
 A7DG
For it wasted no  time and had  but one de- sire
 DA7D
At the  close of each  week to be  wound
 GD
And it kept in its' place; not a  frown upon its'  face
 E7A7
And its' hands never  hung by its  side
But it [D] [P] stopped [A7] [P] short - nev-[D] er to go a-[G] gain

 DA7D
When the  old  man  died.

Refrain:

Note. The following verse not on Johnny Cash's version.

 A7DG
In watching its pen- dulum  swing to and  fro
 DA7D
Many  hours had he  spent as a  boy
 A7DG
And in childhood and man- hood, the  clock seem to  know
 DA7D
And to  share both his  grief and his  joy.

 GD
For it struck twenty four when he en- ter'd at the  door
 E7A7
With a blooming and beau- tiful  bride
But it [D] [P] stopped [A7] [P] short - nev-[D] er to go a-[G] gain

 DA7D
When the  old  man  died.

Refrain:

CHANGE TO E:

 EB7EA
It  rang an a- larm in the  dead of the  night
 EB7E
An a- larm that for  years had been  *dumb
 B7EA
And we knew that his  spirit was  *pluming for  flight
 EB7E
That his  hour for de- parture had  come.

 AE
Still the clock kept the time; with its'  soft and muffled  chimes
 F#B7
As we proudly  stood by his  side
But it [E] [P] stopped [B7] [P] short - nev-[E] er to go a-[A] gain

 EB7E
When the  old  man  died.

Refrain:

 E
  Ninety years without slumbering
(Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah!) (or Trad. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock)
His life seconds numbering
(Dah dah dah dah, dah dah dah!) (or Trad. Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock)
It [E] [P] stopped [B7] [P] short - nev-[E] er to go a-[A] gain

 EB7E
When the  old  man  died.

TAG: Repeat last line of refrain.


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