Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak TreeWords & Music by Irwin Levine & L. Russell Brown
Recorded by Tony Orlando & Dawn, 1973 (#2)
C C/B Am Em B+ I'm coming home, I've done my time; Gm7 A Gdim Dm A7 Dm Now I've got to know what is and isn't mine. F Fm Fdim C C/B Am If you received my letter telling you I'd soon be free, D7 Am7 D9 Am7 Fm Dm7 G7 Then you know just what to do if you still want me, Fm7 Gm7 Fm7 G7 If you still want me. Refrain: C C/B Am7 Am7/G Em B+ Oh, tie a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree. A7 Gdim Gm7 A7 Dm A7 Dm It's been three long years -- do you still want me? F Fm C E Am If I don't see a ribbon round the old oak tree G7 C C/B I'll stay on the bus, forget about us, Am Am+7 A9 Put the blame on me Dm Dm+7 Dm7 Fm7 D7 G C Am Dm G7 If I don't see a yellow ribbon round the old oak tree. C C/B Am Em B+ Busdriver, please look for me, Gm7 A Gdim Dm A7 Dm 'Cause I couldn't bear to see what I might see. F Fm Fdim C C/B Am I'm really in prison, and my love she holds the key: D7 Am7 D9 Am7 Fm Dm7 G7 A simple yellow ribbon's what I need to set me free; Fm7 Gm7 Fm7 G7 I wrote and told her, please, Repeat Refrain: Coda: Dm Dm7 Bb9 Now the whole damn bus is cheering, Fdim C C/B A7/9 And I can't believe I see Dm Dm7 Fm7 Fdim D7 G7 C Em Gm A Dm G C A hundred yellow ribbons round the old oak tree.