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Grandfather's Clock
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My [G]grandfather's [D]clock
was too [G]large for the [C]shelf
So it [G]stood ninety [D]years on the [G]floor
It was taller by [D]half then the [G]old man him[C]self
Though it [G]weighed not a [D]penny weights [G]more.

It was [G]bought on the morn
Of the [C]day that he was [G]born
And was always his [A]pleasure and [D]pride
But it [G]stopped [D]short
[G]Never to go [C]again
When the [G]Old [D]Man [G]died

Chorus:
Ninety years without slumbering
Tick Tock Tick Tock
His life seconds numbering
Tick Tock Tick
But it stopped [D]short
[G]Never to go [C]again
When the [G]old [D]man [G]died.

He watched as it's pendelum rocked too and fro
Many hours had he spent as a boy
And in childhood and Manhood
The clock seemed to know
And to share both his grief and his joy

For it struck twenty four
As he entered through the door
With a blooming and beautiful bride
But it stopped short
Never to go again
When the old man died

Chorus

My Grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time
And had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound

And it kept in it's place
With a smile upon it's face
And it's hands never hung by it's side
But it stopped short
Never to go again
When the old man died

Chorus


The Great Speckled Bird

What a [C]beautiful thought I am [F]thinking
[G]Concerning a great speckled [C]bird
Remember her name is re[F]corded
On the [G]pages of God's Holy [C]Word.

All the other birds are flocking 'round her
And she is despised by the squad
But the great speckled bird in the Bible
Is one with the great church of God.

Desiring to lower her standard
They watch every move that she makes
They long to find fault with her teachings
But really they find no mistake.

I am glad I have learned of her meekness
I am proud that my name is on her book
For I want to be one never fearing
The face of my Savior to look.

When He cometh descending from heaven
On the cloud that He writes in His Word
I'll be joyfully carried to meet Him
On the wings of that great speckled bird
 

Green Green Grass of Home

The old home [G]town looks the same
As I [C]step down from the [G]train
And There to meet me is my Mama and [D]Papa
Down the [G]road I look and there runs Mary
[C]Hair of gold and lips like cherries
It’s [G]good to touch the [D]green green grass of [G]home

The old house is still standing
Though the paint is cracked and dry
There's the old oak tree that I used to swing on
Down the lane I walk with my sweet Mary
Hair of gold and lips like cherries
Its good to touch the green green grass of home

Yes, they’ll [G]all come to meet me
Arms [C]reaching smiling sweetly
It’s [G]good to touch the [D]green green grass of [G]home

Then I awake and look around me
At the four gray walls that surround me
And I realize that I was only dreaming
For there’s a guard and there’s a sad ole padre
Arm in arm, we’ll walk at daybreak
Again, I’ll touch the green green grass of home

Yes, they’ll all come to see me
In the shade of that old oak tree
As they lay me ‘neath the green green grass of home.
As they lay me ‘neath the green green grass of home.

Hallelujah I'm Ready

Chorus:

[G]Halle[C]lujah (I am ready) I am [G]ready (Hallelujah)
I can hear the voices singing soft and [D]low
Halle[C]lujah (I am ready) I am [G]ready (Hallelujah)
Hallelujah I'm [D]ready to [G]go

In the [G]darkness of night
Not a [C]star was in sight
On a highway that leads down [D]below
But [G]Jesus came in
And [C]saved my soul from [G]sin
Hallelujah I'm [D]ready to [G]go

Chorus

Sinners don't wait
Until it's too late
He's a wonderful Saviour you know
Well, I fell on my knees
And he answered my pleas
Hallelujah I'm ready to go

Chorus

He Will Set Your Fields on Fire

There's a [G]call that rings
From the Throne that springs
To [C]those have gone as[G]tray
Saying, "come ye men"
"And your load of Sin"
"There [A]at the altar [D]lay"
You [G]don't seem to heed
For your chain of greed
Still [C]crushes your [G]desire
Be [C]assured my friend
If you [G]still of[E]fend
He will [A]set your [D]fields on [G]fire

Chorus:
If you don't from sin retire,
He will set your fields on [D]fire
You have heard, Jesus call
And in death your soul must [G]fall
But my friend if you desire,
You may join the Heavenly [C]choir
And rejoice with Him
Free from [G]every [E]sin
When He [A]sets your [D]world on [G]fire

Take a friend's advice
Make a sacrifice
Completely turn from sin
Taking up thy cross
Counting earth as dross
Let Jesus live within
When Temptations come
Keep on facing home
To satan never hire
But rejoice and pray
On the last great day
When he sets this world on fire

House of the Rising Sun

There [Am]is a [C]house in [D]New [F]Orleans
They [Am]call the [C]rising [E]sun
It's [Am]been the [C]ruin of [D]many a poor [F]boy
And [Am]Lord, I [E]know I'm [Am]one.

My mother was a tailor
She sewed my new blue jeans
My Daddy was a gamblin' man
Way down in New Orleans

Now the only thing a gambler needs
Is a suitcase and a trunk
And the only time he's satisfied
Is when he's on a drunk

Now Mothers tell your children
Not to do what I have done
And spend your lives In sin and misery
In the house of the rising sun

There is a house in New Orleans
They call the rising sun
It's been the ruin of many a poor boy
And Lord, I know I'm one.
 

How Mountain Girls Can Love

Chorus:
[C]Get down boys, [G]go back home
[D]Back to the girl you [G]love
[C]Treat her right, [G]never wrong
[D]How mountain girls can [G]love.

[G]Riding in the night in the high cold wind.
On the [D]trail of that old lonesome [G]pine.
Thinking of you and feeling so blue
Wondering [D]why I left you [G]behind

Chorus

Do you remember the night
when we strolled down the lane
Our hearts were gay and happy then
And you whispered to me
As I held you close
I hope this  night will never end

Chorus
 

Hot Corn, Cold Corn

Chorus:
[G]Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn
[D]Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn
[G]Hot corn, cold corn, bring along a demijohn
[D]Fare thee well, Uncle Bill, see you in the morning, [G]Yes Sir

Upstairs, downstairs, down in the kitchen
Upstairs, downstairs, down in the kitchen
Upstairs, downstairs, down in the kitchen
See Uncle Bill, he's a raring and pitching, Yes Sir

Chorus

Old Aunt Peggy won't you fill em up again
Old Aunt Peggy won't you fill em up again
Old Aunt Peggy won't you fill em up again
Ain't had a drink since I don't know when, Yes Sir

Chorus

Yonder come the preacher and the children are crying
Yonder come the preacher and the children are crying
Yonder come the preacher and the children are crying
Chickens are a hollering, toenails are a flying, Yes Sir

Chorus

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