Old Blind Dogs

Johnny O Braidislee

Old Blind Dogs

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Johnny O Braidislee

	  		Intro: Em  G  D  Em  C  D  Em  (x2) 

Verse 
        G         D      Em 
Johnny arose on a May mornin' 
                   G        B7 
Gone for water tae wash his hands 
       Em         G           D        Em 
He hae loused tae me, oh, his twa grey dogs 
     C            D    Em 
That lie bound in iron bands 

Verse 
              G           D        Em 
When Johnny's mother, she heard o' this 
              G        B7 
Her hands for dule she wrang 
         Em      G       D   Em 
Cryin', "Johnny, for yer venison 
        C           D        Em 
Tae the green woods dinna ye gang" 

Verse 
                    G        D       Em 
Aye, but Johnny hae taen his good benbow 
           G      B7 
His arrows one by one 
         Em    G          D          Em 
Aye, and he's awa tae the green wood gaen 
    C       D        Em 
Tae dae the dun deer doon 

Verse 
              G             D            Em 
Oh Johnny, he shot, aye the dun deer she lapp't 
               G      B7 
He wounded her in the side 
       Em        G     D       Em 
Aye, between the water and the wood 
    C         D          Em 
The grey dogs laid their pride 

Instrumental 
Em  G  D  Em  G  B7 
Em  G  D  Em  C  D  Em 

Verse 
              G      D          Em 
It's by there cam' a silly auld man 
                G             B7 
Wi' an ill that John he might dee 
        Em    G            D    Em 
Oh, and he's awa' doon tae Esslemont 
          C            D             Em 
Well, the King's seven foresters tae see 

Verse 
            G         D          Em 
It's up and spake the first forester 
                 G         B7 
He was heid ane amang them a' 
     Em      G         D      Em 
"Can this be Johnny O' Braidislee? 
  C       D       Em 
Untae him we will draw" 

Verse 
                   G        D               Em 
An' the first shot that the foresters, they fired 
             G           B7 
They wounded John in the knee 
        Em     G             D               Em 
An' the second shot that the foresters, they fired 
          C             D         Em 
Well, his hairt's blood blint his e'e 

Verse 
                    G     D         Em 
But he's leaned his back against an oak 
              G        B7 
An' his foot against a stane 
       Em     G            D          Em 
Oh and he hae fired on the seven foresters 
    C               D       Em 
An' he's killed them a' but ane 

Verse 
            G              D          Em 
Aye, he hae broke fower o' this man's ribs 
                 G      B7 
His airm and his collar bain 
       Em     G        D    Em 
Oh and he has sent him on a horse 
        C         D       Em 
For tae carry the tidings hame 

Instrumental 
Em  G  D  Em  G  B7 
Em  G  D  Em  C  D  Em 

Verse 
         G       D            Em 
Johnny's good benbow, it lies broke 
             G              B7 
His twa grey dogs, they lie deid 
        Em       G    D           Em 
And his body, it lies doon in Monymusk 
        C       D        Em 
And his huntin' days are daen 
    C       D        Em 
His huntin' days are daen 

Outro 
Em  G  D  Em  G  B7 
Em  G  D  Em  C  D  Em  C  D  Em 
		  

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