Ring-around-a-rosy rag

 

††† F - D - C - Am - D - G - C†† - G

 

†† C††††† ††††††††††††††††††††E†††††††††††

1. I had a friend, a friend I could trust,

Am††††††††††† †††††††††††††††F

††† he went into the park and got busted,

C†††††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††† †††††††††††††††G†† ††- G7

††† doing the ring-a-round-a-rosy rag.

†††††† C††††††††††††† ††††††††E

††† Went in the park late at night,

††††††† Am†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††F

††† he put a lot of people over eighty up tight,

†††††††††††††††† - C††††††† †††††††††††D†††††††††††† ††††††††G†††† C †††††- F - C - G

††† he was †††††††doing the ring-a-round-a-rosy rag.

 

†† C†††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††

Ring around, ring around rose,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††F††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

††† touch your nose and blow your toes and mind

††††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G†††† - G7

doing the ring-around-a-rosy rag.

†† C†††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††

Ring around, ring-around-a-rose,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††F†††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††C

††† touch your nose and blow your toes and mind,

††††††††††††††† D†††††††††††† †††††††G†††† C††††† - F - C - G

doing the ring-around-a-rosy rag.

 

†† ††C††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††E†††††††††††

2. We ought to send Officer Joe Strange

††††††† Am†††††††††††††††††††††††† F

††† to some Australian mountain range,

†††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G†††† - G7

††† so we all can do the ring-around-a-rosy rag.

†† †††††††††††††††††††C††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††E†††††††††††

††† Would you like to put Philadelphia up tight,

†††††††† †††††††††††Am††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††F

††† one mass ring-around-a-rosy in the middle of the night ?

†††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††† ††††††D†††††††††††††††††††† G†††† C††††† - F - C - G

††† We all should do the ring-around-a-rosy rag !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

†† C†††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††

Ring around, ring around rose,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

††† touch your nose and blow your toes and mind

††† †††††††††††††D††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G†††† - G7

doing the ring-around-a-rosy rag.

†† C†††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††

Ring around, ring-around-a-rose,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

††† touch your nose and blow your toes and mind,

†††††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††† G†††† C††††† - F - C - G

doing the ring-around-a-rosy rag.

 

+ instrumental = verse 2††

 

†† C†††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††

Ring around, ring around rose,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† F††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††C

††† touch your nose and blow your toes and mind

†††††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††††††††††† G†††† - G7

doing the ring-around-a-rosy rag.

†† C†††††††††††††††† E†††††††††††

Ring around, ring-around-a-rose,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††F†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

††† touch your nose and blow your toes and mind,

†††††††††††††††† D††††††††††††††††††† G††††

doing the ring-around-a-rosy,

C†††††††††††††† G††††††††† A

donít you know to blow your toesy,

†††† D†††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††G††††††††††††††††† C

when youíre doing that ring-around-a-rosy rag.

 

(orig. = capo 5th)††† (Arlo Guthrie)