Shady Grove

Shady Grove

Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove I say
Shady Grove, my little love
I’m bound to go away

Cheeks as red a a blooming rose
And eyes are the prettiest brown
She’s the darling of my heart
Sweetest girl in towm

Shady Grove my little love,
Shady Grove be mine,
Shady Grove my little love
Down in Caroline.

I wish I had a big fine horse
And corn to feed him on
And Shady Grove to stay at home
And feed him while I’m gone.

Went to see my Shady Grove
She was standing in the door
Her shoes and stockins in her hand
And her little bare feet on the floor.

When I was a little boy
I wanted a Barlow knife
And now I want little Shady Grove
To say she’ll be my wife.

A kiss form pretty little Shady Grove
Is sweet as brandy wine
And there ain’t no girl in this old world
That’s prettier than mine.

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s book: Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus.

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