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Tie A Yellow Ribbon  Tony Orlando Dawn



[C]I'm comin' home, I've done my [Em]time
Now I've [Gm]got to know what [A7]is and isn't [Dm]mine
If you received my [Fm]letter tellin' [C]you I'd soon be [Am]free
[D7]Then you'll know just what to do [Fm6]if you still want [G7]me
[Fm6]If you still want [G7]me
chorus:
[C]Tie a yellow ribbon round the [Em]ole oak tree
It's been [Gm]three long years, do you s[A]till [A7]want [Dm]me
If I don't see a[Fm] ribbon round the [C]ole [E]oak [Am]tree
I'll s[C]tay on the bus, [C/G]forget about us
[Am]Put the blame on [A]me

bridge:
If [Dm7]I don't see a [Fm6]yellow ribbon [D7]round the [G7]ole oak [C]tree  [Am]    [Dm]   [G7]

verse:
[C]Bus driver please look for [Em]me
Cause I [Gm]couldn't bear to [A7]see what I might [Dm]see
I'm really still in [Fm]prison and my [C]love she holds the [Am]key
[D7]A simple yellow ribbon's what I [Fm6]need to set me [G7]free
[Fm6]I wrote and told her [G7]please

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

over harmonica solo: C Em Gm A A7 Dm x2

verse:
(slower, single appregios)
Now the [Dm7]whole damn bus is [Fm6]cheerin' and I [C]can't believe I [A7]see
C (normal tempo) Dm7 Fm6 D7 G7 C Em Gm A Dm
A hundred yellow ribbons 'round the ole oak tree

coda:
[C]Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, [Em]tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree
[Gm]Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, [A]tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree [Dm]

:| 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. :)

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goldfinga (report)

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