Standard Tuning Intro : D Cascading down to A A (rings out) Verse 1 Momma said ( G -> A ) (Bass walks up to ->) D "Theres something weird 'bout Billy..." A E "I looked in his room , his bed wasn't slept in at all last night." A D But Papa said "Ah, now Momma dont you go talking silly..." G D A "He's just a young boy, he's just sowing his wild oats and thats alright." A D But momma said "No, something real strange bout my Billy...." A E "Farmer down the road said he lost a few of his sheep last night." A D "I know he's my own flesh and blood but he makes my blood run chilly..." G D A "Cause I saw him from my window and he was on the hill just screaming at the moonlight!" Chorus E Is it any wonder A We hate to see the sun go down? E And is it any wonder A D A We hate to see the full moon coming round ? Verse 2 A D So Papa said "I guess theres only one thing to do 'bout Billy." A E "Hand me down my gun son and bring along that silver dinner bell..." A D But Momma said "Paaa-paaaaaa! I beg you dont kill him!" G D A "Cause I just couldn't bear to think about my baby in hell!" A D but he went down to the blacksmith got him out of bed and said "Get your fire hot!" A E "Oh! shut up your shutters and close down your doors, we're gonna need all the heat you got!" A D "Cause I want you to melt my silver bell down to a single shot...." G D A "I got a job to do and I got to get it done before the sun comes up." Chorus (Short - the timing is a little different than the other choruses) E So is it any wonder A D That we hate to see the sun go down? D Cascading (same as intro) down to A A (*) (Bass walks up to ->) D Then we heard a shot.. and I said "Papa got him..." A E Then we heard a scream.. and Momma smiled and said "Betcha Billy got him..." A D But when I lifted up my eyes there was Papa in the doorway staring at the floor G D A And my big brother Billy never did come home no more Chorus E So Is it any wonder A We hate to see the sun go down? E And is it any wonder A D A We hate to see the full moon coming round ?