Tom Dooley  (Listen to midi)

 

Throughout history there have been many songs written about the eternal triangle.

This next one tells the story of a Mr. Grayson, a beautiful woman and a condemned man named Tom Dooley.

When the sun rises tomorrow, Tom Dooley must hang.

 

   G

Hang down your head, Tom Dooley,

                                           D

hang down your head and cry,

 

hang down your head, Tom Dooley,

 D7                                     G

poor boy, you`re bound to die.

 

       G                                                              D

1. I met her on the mountain, there I took her life,

                                                D7                            G

    I met her on the mountain, stabbed her with my knife.

 

+ CHORUS

 

   G                                                            D

2.    This time tomorrow, reckon where I`ll be,

                                                    D7                  G

  if it hadn`t been for Grayson, I`d be in Tennessee.

 

+ CHORUS

 

   G                                                           D

3.    This time toworrow, reckon where I`ll be,

                                        D7                                     G

    in some lonely valley, hanging from  a white oak-tree.+

 

CHORUS

 

    (Kingston Trio)