Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree is a song written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown and performed by Tony Orlando and Dawn. It was a worldwide hit for the group in 1973. In 2008, Billboard ranked the song as the 37th biggest song of all time in its issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hot 100. Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree has been covered numerous times and the symbol of a yellow ribbon became widely known in civilian life in the 1970s as a reminder that an absent loved one, either in the military or in jail, would be welcomed home on their return. The iconic hit song is arranged here for Piano, Voice and Guitar (Boxed Symbols).