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 mid the ringlets
Of my [G] raven black [C] hair
The roses so red
And the [G] lilies so [C] fair;
And the myrtle so [C7] bright
With the [F] emerald [C] hue
The pale arenitis
And [G7] islips so [C] blue.

Instrumental

Oh I'll dance, and I'll sing
And my laugh shall be gay.
I will charm every heart,
And the crowd I will sway.
When I woke from my dreaming,
My idols was clay
My visions of love had all faded away.

Instrumental

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.

Instrumental

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

Joan Baez – Wildwood Flower Lyrics

Songwriters: JOAN C. BAEZ
Wildwood Flower lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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