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Shady Grove

Traditional

Banjo Pickerís Songbook


Shady Grove, my little love,
Shady grove I say.
Shady Grove, my little love,
I'm a-bound to go away.

Cheeks as red as a blooming rose,
And eyes of the prettiest brown;
She's the darling of my heart,
The prettiest little girl in town.

I wish I had me a big fine horse
And the corn to feed him on,
Little Shady Grove to stay at home
And feed him while I'm gone.

When I went to see my Shady Grove
She was a-standing in the door.
Her shoes and stockings in her hand
And her little bare feet on the floor.

Now when I was a little boy
I wanted a Barlow knife,
And now I want little Shady Grove
to say she'll be my wife.

A kiss from little Shady Grove
Is as sweet as brandywine,
And there ain't no girl in this whole world
That's prettier than mine.

Peaches in the summertime

Apples in the fall

If I donít get the girl I love

Donít want none at all

 

Additional verse from Watson Family version:

I wish I had a glass of wine
And bread and meat for two;
I'd set it all on a golden plate
And give it all to you.

 

 

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