Old Dog Tray

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster

VERSE 1

    G               D7 
The morn of life is past,

                     G 
And evening comes at last;

               Am         G          D7 
It brings me a dream of a once happy day,

   G                D7 
Of merry forms I've seen

                 G 
Upon the village green,

Am               G   D7  G 
Sporting with my old dog Tray.

CHORUS

D7                  G 
Old dog Tray's ever faithful,

D7                      G 
Grief cannot drive him away,

                   D7 
He's gentle, he is kind;

                  G 
I'll never, never find

  Am                 G   D7  G 
A better friend than old dog Tray.

VERSE 2

    G                 D7 
The forms I called my own

                     G 
Have vanished one by one,

                    Am             G          D7 
The loved ones, the dear ones have all passed away,

      G                 D7 
Their happy smiles have flown,

                    G 
Their gentle voices gone;

     Am               G   D7  G 
I've nothing left but old dog Tray.

CHORUS

D7                  G 
Old dog Tray's ever faithful,

D7                      G 
Grief cannot drive him away,

                   D7 
He's gentle, he is kind;

                  G 
I'll never, never find

  Am                 G   D7  G 
A better friend than old dog Tray.

VERSE 3

     G                   D7 
When thoughts recall the past

                   G 
His eyes are on me cast;

               Am            G                    D7 
I know that he feels what my breaking heart would say;

  G                D7 
Although he cannot speak

                    G 
I'll vainly, vainly seek

  Am                 G   D7  G 
A better friend than old dog Tray.

CHORUS

D7                  G 
Old dog Tray's ever faithful,

D7                      G 
Grief cannot drive him away,

                   D7 
He's gentle, he is kind;

                  G 
I'll never, never find

  Am                 G   D7  G 
A better friend than old dog Tray.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor D7 G Major
Guitar A Minor D7 G Major
Mandolin A Minor D7 G Major
Piano A Minor D7 G Major
Ukulele A Minor D7 G Major