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Cheeks as red as a bloomin' rose
Eyes of the prettiest brown
She's the darling of my heart
Stay till the sun goes down

Chorus:
Shady Grove my little love
Shady Grove my darling
Shady Grove my little love
I'm going back to Harlan

First time I saw Shady Grove
She was standing in the door
Shoes and stockings in her hands
And her little feet on the floor

[Chorus:]

Every night when I go home
My wife would try to please her
The more I try the worse she gets

I'll be damned if I don't leave her

[Chorus:]

I wished I had a big fat horse
And corn to feed him on and
A pretty little girl to stay at home
Feed him when I'm gone

[Chorus:]

Wished I had a banjo string
Made of golden twine
And every time I'd play on it
Wish that girl was mine

[Chorus:]

Peaches in the summertime
Apples in the fall
If I can't have the one I love
I won't have none at all

(Chorus until fade)
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Shady Grove Lyrics

Crooked Still – Shady Grove Lyrics

Songwriters: CHESNEY, KENNETH / CANNON, BUDDY / TRADITIONAL, / HENSLEY, TIMOTHY
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