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On Top of Old Smokey lyrics and chords

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On Top of Old Smokey
Recorded by Eddy Arnold  [3/4 time]

C             F                     C     
On top of old Smokey all covered in snow
               G7                    C    
I lost my true lover by courting too slow
               F                       C    
But courting’s pleasure but parting is grief
                    G7                    C     
For a false hearted lover is worse than a thief

                     F                     C    
A thief he will just rob you take what you have
                    G7                          C     
But a false hearted lover will take you to your grave
             F                       C    
A grave will decay you turn you into dust
                     G7                      C    
And there just isn’t one girl a poor boy can trust

                F                     C    
So come all you lover’s and listen to me
                 G7                          C
Don’t place your affection on a green willow tree      
                   F                         C    
The leave will all wither the roots will all die
                  G7                           C    
Then you’ll be forgotten but you’ll never know why
Repeat #1


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If you remember this one, you're bound to be a senior citizen, and that's wonderful, it means you know what great country music really is. This golden oldie is easy to learn, use On Top of Old Smokey lyrics and chords to help you get started.