Picture on the wall    (video)

 

    Instrumental intro = verse 1

 

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1. There's an old and faded picture on the wall,

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    that has been hanging there for many years.

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    Tis the picture of my mother, but I know there is no other

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    that can take the place of mother on the wall.

 

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On the wall, (on the wall), on the wall (on the wall),

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how I love that dear old picture on the wall !

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Time is swiftly passing by, and I bow my head and cry,

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but I know I'll meet my mother after all.

 

+  instrumenmtal = verse 1

 

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2. Yet the children all have scattered, all have gone,

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    and I have a little fam'ly of my own

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    And I know I love them well, more than any tongue can tell,

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    but I'll hold that dear old picture on the wall.

 

+  CHORUS        +  instrumental = verse 2

 

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3. Since I lost that dear old mother years ago,

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    there is none to which with troubles I can go.

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    As my guitar makes this chord, I am praying to the Lord :

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    Let me hold that dear old picture on the wall.

 

+  CHORUS     +  E - B7 - E

 

(orig. = capo 1st)    (The Carter Family)