The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Gold Watch and Chain

Oh I'll 4 pawn you my gold watch and 1 chain, love
And I'll 5 pawn you my gold wedding 1 ring
Oh, I'll 4 pawn you this heart in my 1 bosom
Only 5 say that you love me 1 again

Darling, how can I stay here without you
I'll have nothing to cheer my poor heart
This old world will seem sad, love, without you
Tell me now that we're never to part

Take back all the gifts you have given
The diamond ring and the lock of your hair
That old frame with your picture inside it
It's a face that is false but it's fair

Tell me why that you do not love me
Tell me why that your smile is not bright
Tell me why you have grown so cold-hearted
Is there no kiss for me love tonight

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.