Tie a Yellow Ribbon

{t:Tie a Yellow Ribbon}
{st:Tony Orlando}


#INTRO: C  Em  Dm  G

[C]I'm comin' home, I've done my [Em]time
Now I've [Gm]got to know what [A7]is and isn't [Dm]mine
If you received my [Fm]letter tellin' [C]you I'd soon be [Am]free
[D7]Then you'll know just what to do [Fm6]if you still want [G7]me
[Fm6]If you still want [G7]me

chorus:
[C]Tie a yellow ribbon round the [Em]ole oak tree
It's been [Gm]three long years, do you s[A]till [A7]want [Dm]me
If I don't see a[Fm] ribbon round the [C]ole [E]oak [Am]tree
I'll s[C]tay on the bus, [C/G]forget about us
[Am]Put the blame on [A]me

bridge:
If [Dm7]I don't see a [Fm6]yellow ribbon [D7]round the [G7]ole oak [C]tree  [Am]    [Dm]   [G7]

verse:
[C]Bus driver please look for [Em]me
Cause I [Gm]couldn't bear to [A7]see what I might [Dm]see
I'm really still in [Fm]prison and my [C]love she holds the [Am]key
[D7]A simple yellow ribbon's what I [Fm6]need to set me [G7]free
[Fm6]I wrote and told her [G7]please

:| chorus & bridge, skipping part in (), then to harmonica solo

over harmonica solo: C  Em  Gm  A A7  Dm  x2

verse:
(slower, single appregios)
Now the [Dm7]whole damn bus is [Fm6]cheerin' and I [C]can't believe I [A7]see
C (normal tempo) Dm7            Fm6                D7  G7  C    Em Gm A Dm
A                hundred yellow ribbons 'round the ole oak tree

coda:
[C]Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, [Em]tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree
[Gm]Tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree, [A]tie a ribbon 'round the ole oak tree [Dm]

:| and fade

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