Each “/” shows where you play a down-strum. Tap your foot or set a metronome to help keep the beat. The strums should be on the 1 and 3 count.

 C                                  G7
/           /        /         /    /           
Down in the val-ley, valley so low __

                                       C
/              /   /     /             /    /
Hang your head o__-ver__ hear the wind blow __

                                      G7
/             /          /            /    /
Hear the wind blow-dear hear the wind blow __

                                       C
/              /   /     /             /
Hang your head o__-ver__ hear the wind blow. 
 
                                   G7
/          /   /     /            /              
Roses love sun-shine violets love dew 

                               C
/         /   /   /           /
Angels in hea-ven know I love you 

                                 G7
/            /   /    /          /
Know I love you-dear know I love you 

                               C
/         /   /   /           /
Angels in hea-ven know I love you. 
 
                                    G7
/            /    /   /            /
If you don't love-me love whom you please 

                                        C
/               /         /             /
Throw your arms 'round-me give my heart ease 

                                      G 
/             /    /    /             /         
Give my heart ease-love give my heart ease 
                                       C 
/               /     /  /             /
Throw your arms round-me give my heart ease. 
 
C                             G 
/           /  /    /         /
Build me a cas-tle forty feet high 
                             C 
/        /    /  /           /
So I can see him-as he rides by 
                                G 
/           /  /    /           /
As he rides by-love as he rides by 
                             C 
/         /   /  /           /
So I can see him-as he rides by. 
 
C                             G 
/          /    /  /          /
Write me a let-ter send it by mail 
                              C 
/           /   /  /          /
Send it in care-of Birmingham jail 
                                G 
/          /    /     /         /
Birmingham jail-love Birmingham jail 
                              C 
/          /    /  /          /
Send it in care-of Birmingham jail.