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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:


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.