Guitar: Sequel To Grandfather’s Clock (Including lyrics and chords)




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Published on Feb 12, 2016

Prior to March 2017, I added the lyrics and chords to my videos using YouTube annotations. However, YouTube decided to make annotations obsolete at that time as they did not work on mobile phones, so since then I have been adding them using my own video editor app.
YouTube did promise that annotations that already existed on videos would still be visible on PCs, but they seem to have changed their minds on that and they are no longer visible.
Consequently, if you are watching a video uploaded before 2017, annotations are not available.
If you are not able to get the annotations, send me your email address and I will let you have the file from my own collection.

Henry Clay Work wrote a sequel to his famous and popular song "Grandfather's Clock", but it did not achieve the same fame and popularity. I personally was not aware of it at all until last week when a subscriber, (athull08) brought it to my attention.
At the end of each verse, and in the chorus, Work wrote:

... that vain, stuck-up thing
(tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock)
... that vain, stuck-up thing on the wall.

but in the only sung version to be found on YouTube, Tom Roush repeats the first line rather than the tick tocks.

The poem does not actually say what "that vain stuck up thing" is, but I suspect it was a small wall-mounted clock with a tick that was twice as fast as the old grandfather's clock had been.

Here then is my interpretation of The Sequel To Grandfather's Clock.

(The chord progression is of my own devising)


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