Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar chords – Doc Watson

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

  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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