Sparrow in the tree top    (video)

 

    D                    E

    In the tavern, all night sittin' in the tavern,

    A                   A7        D

    in the tavern singin' songs.

 

    D

Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,

    E

though he loves his mate,

    A

sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,

                          A7                         D    G     D      

scared of goin' home because it's too darn late.

 

+ D - E - A

 

     - - - - - - - - -  D                                                     A

1. Don't look at me, sweetheart, with scorn in your eyes,

                                  - A7                               D

    been out all night,          gonna tell you no lies.

      - - - - - - - - - - -   D     - D7                                   A

    Stopped in one place,        heard them singin' a song,

                                       - A7                           D

    like a lonely sparrow,         started singin' along.

A7

    Just singin' :      + CHORUS       + D - E - A

 

     - - - - - - - - -  D                                                     A

2. In walked a blonde and, dear, she asked me to dance,

                                 - A7                                   D

    I told that blonde          that there wasn't a chance.

      - - - - - - -  D     - D7                                A

     I love my kids            and my beautiful wife,

                                                   - A7                                  D

    that's the honest truth, dear,            and I swear by my life.

A7

    Just singin' :      + CHORUS       + D - E - A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     - - - - - - - - - -    D                                                   A

3. There's things I am, sweetheart, and things that I ain't,

                                 - A7                              D

    'cause I'm a man          and a man is no saint.

      - - - - - - - -   D      - D7                                    A

    Won't you forgive          'cause I'm tellin' you true ?

                                   - A7                            D

    I was in the tavern           only thinkin' of you.

A7

    Just singin' :     

 

    D

Sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,

    E

though he loves his mate,

    A

sparrow in the treetop, sparrow in the treetop,

                          A7                         D    G     D      

scared of goin' home because it's too darn late.

 

+ repeat CHORUS

 

(orig. = capo 3rd)    (Guy Mitchell)