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FLORA
Peter, Paul and Mary
Stookey/Travers/Mezzetti  
Pepamar Music Inc. ASCAP 

Capo 1. fret sounds original, very fast song, kind of western-sound

Bm  F#m  Bm  F#m  Bm  F#m  

Bm                           D       A           D                   E  Bm    F#m  Bm
When first I came to Louisville, my fortune there to find,
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I met a fair young maiden there, her beauty filled my mind.
Bm                           D     F#m         Bm        F#m       Bm
Her rosy cheek, her ruby lips, they gave my heart no rest.
Bm                                  D         E  Em        Bm    A   Bm
The name she bore was Flo------ra,       the lily of the west. 

Bm                    D   A         D                      E Bm    F#m  Bm
I courted lovely Flora, she promised ne'er to go.
Bm                       D           F#m         G    D    F#m        Bm
But soon a tale was told to me that filled my heart with woe.
Bm                                 D      F#m         Bm        F#m       Bm
They said she meets another man who holds my love in jest.
Bm                      D       E  Em        Bm    A   Bm
And yet I trusted Flo----ra,        the lily of the west. 

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'Way down in yonder shady grove, a man of low degree,
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He spoke unto my Flora there and kissed her 'neath a tree.
Bm                              D          F#m      Bm       F#m          Bm
The answers that she gave to him like arrows pierced my breast.
Bm                        D      E  Em        Bm    A   Bm
I was betrayed by Flo---ra,        the lily of the west. 

Bm                         D  A        D             E   Bm    F#m  Bm
I stepped up to my rival, my dagger in my hand.
Bm                         D       F#m   G   D    F#m    Bm
I seized him by the collar and I ordered him to stand.
Bm                    D F#m  Bm              F#m  Bm
All in my desperation I stabbed him in his breast.
Bm                         D      E  Em        Bm    A   Bm
I'd killed a man for Flo---ra,        the lily of the west. 

Bm                        D            A       D                   E   Bm    F#m  Bm
And then I had to stand my trial, I had to make my plea.
Bm                            D             F#m        G      D    F#m           Bm
They placed me in a pris'ner's dock and then commenced on me.
Bm                                 D      F#m    Bm           F#m   Bm
Although she swore my life away, deprived me of my rest.
Bm                               D      E  Em        Bm    A    Bm
Still I love my faithless Flo---ra,        the lily of the west.

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