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Little Rosewood Casket

Traditional


Capo 4

 

Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003

       32 1

C:    x32010

         213

D7:   xx0212

        T  213

D7/F#:  2x0212

 

Intro:  / G - - - / C - - / G - - - / - - - - /

          / D7 - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

Chorus:

               G     D7/F#     G (2)

There's a little rosewood casket

            G        D7/F#   G (2) 

Resting on a marble     stand

            G       C               G (2)

With a packet of old love letters

            D7/F# (2)            G (2)

Written by my true love's hand

 

             G              D7/F#  G (2)

Go and bring them to me,   sister

                 G          D7/F#  G (2)

Read them o'er for me    tonight

            G       C          G (2)

I have often tried by could not

            D7/F# (2)             G (2)

For the tears that filled my eyes

 

Bridge:

                D7/F# (2)         G (2)

When I'm dead and in my casket

             D7/F# (2)   G (2)

When I gently fall asleep

            G         C         G (2)

Fall asleep to wake in heaven

            D7/F# (2)        G (2)

Dearest sister do not weep

 

/ D7 - - - / - - - - / G - - - / - - - - /

 

               G       D7/F#   G (2)

Take his letters and his   locket

                   G      D7/F#    G (2)

Place them gently on my   heart

              G       C                 G (2)

But this golden ring that he gave me

                D7/F# (2)   G (2)

From my finger never part

 

Chorus

 

Instrumental Verse

 

 

 

Solo:


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