C.w. MccallWatch The Wildwood Flowers

(Ron Agnew) Jimmy Joe left the mountain 'bout seven months ago, When the autumn nights turned cool Chasin' a dream, like they say Just goin' away to school An' though he loved Amy more'n anything else, He felt he just had to go, and make his way An' Amy felt pretty close to dyin' when Jimmy left That September day Y'see, there was somethin' she had to tell him, But the words were never found An' as they stood there by the garden gate, Jimmy picked a wildflower from the ground As he placed it in Amy's hand an' kissed her, An' her fingers touched the dew, He wiped her tears away and told her he'd be back Not knowin' what she knew [Chorus] Watch the wildwood flowers for me And I'll watch my dreams for you And I promise that I'll write you everyday And when the winter snow is gone Touch the flowers as they grow And when the first one blooms then I'll be on my way Well, Jimmy Joe never wrote those letters An' through the winter, Amy's hopes grew dim As she felt the life inside her stir An' she watched the flowers grow, for him Last spring Jimmy Joe came home, too late He found that Amy'd gone away An' died givin' life to his baby boy An' he recalled what he had said that September day [Chorus] Watch the wildwood flowers for me And I'll watch my dreams for you And when the first one blooms then I'll be on my way Watch the wildwood flowers for me And I'll watch my dreams for you And when the first one blooms then I'll be on my way And when the first one blooms then I'll be on my way
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