"Ballad Of Ole' Betsy"

Beach Boys

Written by Brian Wilson and Rodger Christian

transcribed by Bill Reynolds
Transposed to C-major

C]Betsy[Am], [Em]Betsy{A7], 


She was [C]born in 'thirty[Em]-two

And [F]was she ever [G7]pretty

She [C]rode a freight train [Em]west

All the [F]way from Detroit [E7]City

[Am7]Betsy's seen more [C]places 

Than I'll [F]ever hope to [Fm]see

[Em7]Betsy's been more [Am7]loyal

Than [Dm7]any friend could [G7]be

With [C]some she traveled [Em]fast

With [F]others it was [G7]slow

[C]Betsy's seen them [Em]all

She's [F]seen them come and [E7]go

She [Am7]must have had some [C]favorites

Be[F]fore I finally [Fm]met her

And [Em7]now that she's [Am7]all mine

They [Dm7]better just for[G7]get her

[C]Betsy was a [C7]lady

And [F] that she will re[Fm]main

[Em7]Betsy took some [Am7]beatings

But she [Dm7]never once com[G7]plained

She [C]had a classic [Em]beauty

That [F]everyone could [G7]see

I [C]was the last to [Em]meet her

But she [F]gave her life to [E7]me

She [Am7]may be rusted [C]iron

But to [F]me she's solid [Fm]gold

And I [Em7]just can't hold the [Am7]tears back

'Cause [Dm7]Betsy's [G7]growing [F]old [C]

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