See that my grave is kept green    (video)

 

              D                        A

1. When I am dead and gone from you, darling,

                                 D

    when I am laid away in my grave

                       D                         A

    when my spirit has gone to heaven above,

                                               D

    to him whom my soul will save

 

                D                               A

Oh, the day will come to you, darling,

                  A                              D

when no more on earth I'll be seen.

               D                                   A

There's one little wish, darling, grant me,

                                             D

see that my grave is kept green.

             D                       A

When from this world I go,

                                   D

leaving forever the scene,

          D                                A

while others are dead, oh, will you then,

                                             D

see that my grave is kept green.

 

+  D - A - D    - D - A - D

 

                    D                  A

2. Oh, the hour of joy is passing,

                                              D

    but, alas, how soon it will fade

                D                             A

    Your glances of love are meeting my own,

                                              D

    and sunlight will turn to shade

 

+  CHORUS        +  D - A - D    - D - A - D

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 D                         A

3. I shall never be happy again, my love,

                                  D

    never be happy again

           D                                     A

    for girls in their teens don't know what love means,

                                             D

    I shall never be happy again.

 

             D                       A

When from this world I go,

                                   D

leaving forever the scene,

          D                                A

while others are dead, oh, will you then,

                                             D

see that my grave is kept green.

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (The Carter Family)