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Wildwood Flower Lyrics

from Joan Baez

"Wildwood Flower" is track #6 on the album Joan Baez. It was written by Sebastian, John.
"Wildwood Flower" is track #6 on the album Joan Baez. It was written by Sebastian, John.

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Wildwood Flower (traditional)

As recorded by The Carter Family
Written by A. P. Carter

Key of E
[Maybelle puts a capo on the 4th fret
and plays as if in the key of C using
the following chords]:

[C] Oh, I'll twine with my mingles
And [G] waving black [C] hair
With the roses so red
And the [G] lilies so [C] fair;
And the myrtle so [C7] bright
With the [F] emerald [C] dew
The pale and the leader
And [G7] eyes look like [C] blue.


Oh I'll dance, I will sing
And my life shall be gay.
I will charm every heart,
In his crown I will sway.
When I woke from my dreaming,
My idols was clay
All portions of love had all flown away.


Oh he taught me to love him
And promised to love
And to cherish me over
All others above.
How my heart is now wond'ring
No misery can tell.
He's left me no warning,
No words of farewell.


Oh, he taught me to love him
And called me his flower
That was blooming to cheer him
Through life's weary hour.
Oh, I long to see him
And regret the dark hour
He's gone and neglected
This frail wildwood flower.


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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group


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