East Virginia Blues

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Cheyenne- banjo (bflatDGCD capo 3), Julia- guitar, Joan- banjo (bflatDGCD capo 3)
Learned in part from a version by Clarence Ashley called "Dark Hollow Blues"


I was born in East Virginia
North Carolina I did go
There I met a fair young maiden
But her name I did not know

Her hair was dark and curly
And her cheeks were rosy red
On her breast she wore a white lilly
Oh the tears that I have shed

Papa says I must not marry
Mama says you'll never do
Little girl, if you are willing
I will run away with you

When I'm asleep I'm dreaming about you
When I'm awake I have no rest
Every moment feels like an hour
Oh the pain flows through my breast

I'd rather be in some dark hollow
Where the sun don't ever shine
For you to be some other man's darlin'
When you ain't no longer mine

I'd rather be dead in my coffin
My pale face turned towards the sun
Than to think you loved another
When you promised to be mine


from Wolvering, released June 16, 2015



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