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Burl Ives - I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly tab

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I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly - Burl Ives and others
written by Rose Bonne and Alan Mills

  D                    Bm 
I know an old lady who swallowed a fly.
Em              A 
I dunno why she swallowed that fly,
               D   A7
Perhaps she'll die.

  D                    Bm 
I know an old lady who swallowed a spider,
     Em                      A
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
    D                        D
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
    Em              A 
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
               D     A7
Perhaps she'll die.

  D                    Bm 
I know an old lady who swallowed a bird;
Em             A 
How absurd, to swallow a bird!
    D                     D
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
     Em                      A
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
    D                       D
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
    Em              A 
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
               D     A7
Perhaps she'll die.

  D                    Bm 
I know an old lady who swallowed a cat.
 Em                A
Imagine that, she swallowed a cat.
    D                    D
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
    D                     D
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
     Em                      A
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
    D                       D
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
    Em              A 
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
               D     A7
Perhaps she'll die.

  D                    Bm 
I know an old lady who swallowed a dog.
Em             A
What a hog! To swallow a dog!
    D                    D
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat...
    D                    D
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
    D                     D
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
     Em                      A
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
    D                       D
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
    Em              A 
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
               D     A7
Perhaps she'll die.

  D                    Bm 
I know an old lady who swallowed a goat.
     Em                    A
Just opened her throat and swallowed a goat!
    D                     D
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog ...
    D                    D
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat...
    D                    D
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
    D                     D
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
     Em                      A
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
    D                       D
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
    Em              A 
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
               D     A7
Perhaps she'll die.

  D                    Bm 
I know an old lady who swallowed a cow.
Em                   A   
I don't know how she swallowed a cow!
    D                    D
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat... 
    D                     D
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog ...
    D                    D
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat...
    D                    D
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird ...
    D                     D
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
     Em                      A
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her.
    D                       D
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly.
    Em              A 
But I dunno why she swallowed that fly -
               D     A7
Perhaps she'll die.

  D                    Bm
I know an old lady who swallowed a horse - 

She's dead, of course.

(strum once at every chord)
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