A Lighter Side of Country, II

John Denver. What a heart throb. A great man whose life was cut tragically short. Growing up, this was the song that got everyone “doe-see-doe-in” in their kitchens. Since this is traditionally a banjo song, if I knew how to “claw hammer” on my Ukulele, that’s what I would use to deliver this song. However, I just strum really fast-paced.

Grandma’s Feather Bed – by Jim Connor; brought to fame by John Denver.

{ Vamp on C }

[C] When I was [F] little bitty boy, [C] just up off the [G7] floor

[C] We used to go out to [F] Grandma’s house, [G7] every month end or [C] so.

[C] We’d have chicken pie, [F] country ham, [C] home-made butter on the [G7] bread.

[C] But the best darn thing about [F] Grandma’s house was her [G7] great big, feather [C] bed.

[C] It was nine feet high and six feet wide and [F] soft as a downy [C] chick.

[C] It was made from the feathers of forty leaven geese,

and took a [D7] whole bolt of cloth for the [G7] tick.

It could [C] hold 8 kids, 4 hound dogs and a [F] piggy we stole from the [C] shed.

We didn’t get much sleep but we [F] had a lot of fun on [G7] Grandma’s feather [C] bed.

[C] After supper we’d [F] sit around the fire, and the [C] old folks’d spit an’ [G7] chew.

[C] Pa would talk about the [F] farm and the war and [G7] Granny’d sing a ballad or [C] two.

[C] I’d sit ‘n’ listen and [F] watch the fire, til the [C] cobwebs filled my [G7] head.

Next [C] thing I’d know, I’d [F] wake up in the mornin’ in the [G7] middle of the old feather [C] bed!

[C] It was nine feet high and six feet wide and [F] soft as a downy [C] chick.

[C] It was made from the feathers of forty leaven geese,

and took a [D7] whole bolt of cloth for the [G7] tick.

It could [C] hold 8 kids, 4 hound dogs and a [F] piggy we stole from the [C] shed.

We didn’t get much sleep but we [F] had a lot of fun on [G7] Grandma’s feather [C] bed.

[C] Well I love my Ma and I [F] love my Pa, I love [C] Granny and Grandpa, [G7] too.

I’ve been [C] fishin’ with my Uncle, I [F] wrassled with my cousin,

[G7] I even kissed Aunt [C] Lou (stop)  EW!

But [C] if I ever [F] had to make a choice, I [C] guess it ought to be [G7] said,

that I’d [C] trade them all, plus the [F] gal down the road for [G7] Grandma’s feather [C] bed!

[C] It was nine feet high and six feet wide and [F] soft as a downy [C] chick.

[C] It was made from the feathers of forty leaven geese,

and took a [D7] whole bolt of cloth for the [G7] tick.

It could [C] hold 8 kids, 4 hound dogs and a [F] piggy we stole from the [C] shed.

We didn’t get much sleep but we [F] had a lot of fun on [G7] Grandma’s feather [C] bed – 

We didn’t get much sleep but we [F] had a lot of fun on [G7] Grandma’s feather [C] bed!

C-/ / / /   F-/ / / /      C-/ / G7-/ /     C- 1!   “Hee Haw!”

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