[Intro] C G D G [Verse] G C G I went down to the country music hall of fame D They had asked me to bring them more of daddy's things G C G They said Hank you know, someday you may go in here with him D G And I thought about, the note he wrote that I never told no one of them. [Verse] G C G I got songs of his no one has seen and momentos that sure chill D G D But that note I found in his guitar case it made me cry like a whippoorwill. D G D He said son this my old guitar and it's for you only to play E A And I hope you make it ring and talk in our good ol family way. D A And if you make it to the top Bocephus boy ill be so proud D A D But listen to me son, when the time comes take this guitar and Hand Me Down. [Bridge] D G Hand Me Down, if your weary, A D Hand Me Down son, if you get sick or tired D G Hand Me Down, when the time comes, D A Don't hang on too long to these sad ol songs, D G Hand Me Down [Verse] G C G So I took his note and but it back into his guitar case A D And I realized how long, I've been on the road and how many showed I have played. G C G And sometimes late at night standing in front of some big crowd, D G I swear I've heard him call my name and tell me Hand Me Down. [Outro] G C Hand Me Down, if your weary, D G Hand Me Down son, if you just get tired G C Hand Me Down my son to your son, G D G Teach him all your songs and how his Granddaddy moaned and tell that boy to carry on. C G D G D G You teach him all your songs and how his Granddaddy moaned and tell that boy to Hand Me Down.