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Holly Tree Chords

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                INTRO: Am

                             F
When the robin builds in the holly tree
       Am                       F
It's a sign of life, its gentle victory
        C               Dm
Well, today as I set to go
        C                  F
I saw a nest in a tree hollow


   Am              F
Oh Emily, you're a brave girl
          Am                  F
With your husband gone to the other world
       C                      Dm
Sing a song while I light the fire
         C                     F
We'll be joined by a spiritual choir



Here's the tansy and the chamomile
  Dm
A tea for you to drink
F
As the pain increases, oh
    Dm
You only have to think
        Em
About a baby, we'll save the baby


           Am                 F
I placed a holly sprig by the doctor's door
       Am                      F
He has done this well and many times before
         C                    Dm
He'll be careful which way he goes
              C                  F
But he's been kind to us farm widows


    Am                     F
And this I heard, just the other day
          Am                   F
That they came to buy, and you chose to stay
       C                            Dm
Soon a child will help you reap and sow
       C               F
May he cast a long shadow



But you say the trials are coming
         Dm
You have felt the gathering forces
        F
And the galloping you hear
      Dm
Is of one too many horses


    F
But rest your head my darling girl
      Dm
There won't be any danger
F
Any person ever loved
   Dm
An infant in a manger
          Em
Saves the baby, save the baby


INSTRUMENTAL: Am  F  Am  F  C  Dm  C  F  Am


                                 F
Now the pastor comes, shakes the farmer's hand
           Am                        F
Says, ?The earth will bear, like the promised land
         C                        Dm
You have heard the stories down below
                C                   F     Dm  Am  C
But nature will bless this farm hollow.?


        F
Now the farmer's wife shudders
          Dm
Pulls the shawl up to her shoulder
F
Every time she nears the hearth
    Dm
She feels a little colder
            Em         
Where's the baby? There was a baby


OUTRO: Am  F  Am  F  C  Dm  C  F  Am            
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