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Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar - Doc Watson with Merle Watson

Composer:  Alton Delmore
Original key : D

From the 1965 album "Doc Watson & Son"
 
Chords
 D       D7     Fdim    G       G7      A7      Bm
EADGBe  EADGBe EADGBe  EADGBe  EADGBe  EADGBe  EADGBe  
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Fingering the Fdim corectly allows a simple slide down to the A7.

If you want to try the Fdim chord in other inversions a Fdim7 sounds OK.


Intro:

D  Fdim    D   Fdim  D  Fdim  A7  D  

#1:
D                     Fdim   A7  D   D7
I'm gonna lay down my old    gui-tar
G                     D   D7
Gonna lay down my old gui-tar
  G                   D  D/C#  Bm   
I wish I could tie it to my    side
    D        Fdim  A7  D 
And take it along with me

#2:
D                      Fdim A7   D   D7
Lord, I'm sick in this lone-some bed
    G                     D  D7
I'm sick in this lonesome bed
        G                 D   D/C# Bm   
There's no one to hold my ach-ing  head
         D             Fdim A7   D 
Lord I'm sick in this lone-some bed

Instrumental (chords as per intro and verse):

D  Fdim    D   Fdim  D  Fdim  A7  D

D  Fdim   A7 D  D7

G  D  D7

G   D   D/C# Bm   

D  Fdim A7   D 

#3:
D                 Fdim A7  D  D7
There's no one to cry  for me   
        G                 D  D7
There's no one to cry for me
     G                 D  D/C#      Bm   
I've wandered so far away don't you see
    D                 Fdim A7  D 
For there's no one to cry  for me

#4:
D                     Fdim   A7  D   D7
I'm gonna lay down my old    gui-tar
G                     D   D7
Gonna lay down my old gui-tar
  G                   D  D/C#  Bm   
I wish I could tie it to my    side
    D        Fdim  A7  D 
And take it along with me

Instrumental (chords as per intro):

D  Fdim    D   Fdim  D  Fdim  A7  D 

#5:
D                 Fdim A7  D  D7
I'm telling this world goodbye   
        G                  D  D7
I'm telling this world goodbye
     G                        D    D/C#   Bm   
I'm telling this world and my dear little girl
   D                      Fdim A7  D 
Lord, I'll soon tell them all  goodbye

#6:
D                     Fdim   A7  D   D7
I'm gonna lay down my old    gui-tar
G                     D   D7
Gonna lay down my old gui-tar
  G                   D  D/C#  Bm   
I wish I could tie it to my    side
    D        Fdim  A7  D 
And take it along with me

Instrumental outro:

D  Fdim    D   Fdim  D  Fdim  A7  D  D7
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