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Grandfathers Clock

	  Note. In a more upbeat tempo than traditionally done. 
 
CAPO: 1st Fret/KEY: Eb/PLAY: D 
 
INTRO: Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock, 
 
D My grandfather's A7 clock; Was too D large for the G shelf 
So it D stood ninety A7 years on the D floor 
It was taller by A7 half; Than the D old man him-{G} self 
Though it D weighed not a A7 penny-weight D more; 
It was bought on the morn; Of the G day that he was D born 
And was always his trea-{E7} sure and A7 pride 
But it D {P} stopped A7 {P} short - nev-{D} er to go a-{G} gain 
When the D old A7 man D 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 
When the D old A7 man D died. 
 
My D grandfather A7 said that of D those he could hire 
Not a D servant so faith-{A7} ful he D found 
For it wasted no A7 time and had D but one de-{G} sire 
At the D close of each A7 week to be D wound 
And it kept in its' place; not a G frown upon its' D face 
And its' hands never E7 hung by its A7 side 
But it D {P} stopped A7 {P} short - nev-{D} er to go a-{G} gain 
When the D old A7 man D died. 
 
Refrain: 
 
Note. The following verse not on Johnny Cash's version. 
 
In watching its pen-{A7} dulum D swing to and G fro 
Many D hours had he A7 spent as a D boy 
And in childhood and man-{A7} hood, the D clock seem to G know 
And to D share both his A7 grief and his D joy. 
 
For it struck twenty four when he en-{G} ter'd at the D door 
With a blooming and beau-{E7} tiful A7 bride 
But it D {P} stopped A7 {P} short - nev-{D} er to go a-{G} gain 
When the D old A7 man D died. 
 
Refrain: 
 
CHANGE TO E: 
 
It E rang an a-{B7} larm in the E dead of the A night 
An a-{E} larm that for B7 years had been E *dumb 
And we knew that his B7 spirit was E *pluming for A flight 
That his E hour for de-{B7} parture had E come. 
 
Still the clock kept the time; with its' A soft and muffled E chimes 
As we proudly F# stood by his B7 side 
But it E {P} stopped B7 {P} short - nev-{E} er to go a-{A} gain 
When the E old B7 man E 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 
When the E old B7 man E died. 
 
TAG: Repeat last line of refrain. 
 
 

	  

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