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My Grandfather's Clock

 
 
   G D G C  
My grandfather's clock was too large for the shelf
      G D G
 
So it stood ninety years on the floor
       G D G C
 
It was taller by half than the old man him-self
          G D G          
 
Though it weighed not a pennyweight more
       G C G
 
It was bought on the morn of the day that he was born
        G A D 
 
And was always his treasure and pride
       G D G C
 
But it stopped short, never to go a-gain
         G D G
 
When the old man died 
G 
Ninety years without slumbering, 
G 
tick, tock, tick, tock
G
 
His life seconds numbering, 
G 
tick, tock, tick, tock
   G D G C
 
It stopped short, never to go a-gain
         G D G
 
When the old man died 
 
2. In watching its pendulum swing to and fro
Many hours had he spent while a boy
And in childhood and manhood the clock seemed to know
And to share both his grief and his joy
For it struck twentyfour when he entered at the door
With a blooming and A beautiful bride
But it stopped short, never to go a- gain
When the old man died
 
Ninety years without slumbering, 
tick, tock, tick, tock
His life seconds numbering,
 
tick, tock, tick, tock
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
 
 
3. My grandfather said, that of those he could hire
Not a servant so faithful he found
For it wasted no time, and had but one desire
At the close of each week to be wound
And it kept in its place, not a frown upon its face
And its hand never hung by its side
But it stopped short, never to go a- gain
When the old man died
 
Ninety years without slumbering, 
tick, tock, tick, tock
His life seconds numbering,
 
tick, tock, tick, tock
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
 
 
4. It rang an alarm in the dead of the night
An a- larm that for years had been dumb
And we knew that his spirit was pluming for flight
That his hour of departure had come
Still the clock kept the time,
 
with a soft and muffled chime
As we silently stood by his side
But it stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
 
Ninety years without slumbering, 
tick, tock, tick, tock
His life seconds numbering,
 
tick, tock, tick, tock
It stopped short, never to go again
When the old man died
 

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