'Grandfather's Clock' Chords

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Grandfather's Clock

Chords Used: D (xx0232) | A7 (x02020) | G (320003) | E7 (020100)

   D             A7            D             G
My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
      D            A7           D
So it stood ninety years on the floor
       D         A7            D          G
It was taller by half than the old man himself
       D             A7           D
And it weighed not a penny weight more
       D             A7          D               G
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
        D          E7           A7
And was always his treasure and pride
       D       A7    D            G
But it stopped short never to go again
         D   A7   D
When the old man died

       D       
Ninety years without slumbering (tick tock tick tock)
    D
His life's seconds numbering (tick tock tick tock)
       D       A7    D            G
But it stopped short never to go again
         D   A7  D
When the old man died.



Other Verses:
At watching its pendulum swing to and fro
Many hours he had spent as a boy
As he grew into manhood the clock seemed to know
For it sharaed every sorrow and joy
And it struck twenty-four as he entered the door
With his beautiful and blushing bride
But it stopped short never to go again
When the old man died

(break)

My grandfather said that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he'd found
For it wasted no time and it had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound
Yes it kept in its place but not a frown upon its face
And its hands never hung by its side
But it stopped short never to go again
When the old man died

(break)

Then it rang an alarm in the dead of the night
An alarm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour for departure had come
Yes the clock kept the time
With a soft and muffled chime
As we stood there and watched by his side
But it stopped short never to go again
When the old man died