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Wildwood Flower ukulele

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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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From alt.guitar.tab Tue Jul 26 15:09:02 1994
From: jim@truleigh.demon.co.uk (James Fryer)
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 1994 09:48:05 +0000
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.tab
Subject: Re: help wildwood flower

In article <30lbo6$88i@mailer.fsu.edu> csteph@gauss.math.fsu.edu (Clinton Stephenson) writes:
>my dad wants to play the wildwood flower.
>i don't know who wrote it, or sung it.
>any help would be appriciated.

Here is a version I have:

Wildwood Flower
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The Carter Family

C                               G7          C
I will twine and will mingle my raven black hair
C                             G7        C
With the roses so red and the lilies so fair
C                             F       C
And the myrtle so green of an emerald hue
C                        G7       C
And the pale emanita and islip so blue

Oh he promised to love me, he promised to love
And cherish me always all others above
I woke from my dream and my idol was clay
My passion for loving had vanished away

Oh he taught me to love him, he called me his flower
A blossom to cheer him through life's weary hour
But now he has gone and left me alone
The wild flowers to weep and the wild birds to moan

I'll dance and I'll sing and my life will be gay
I'll banish this weeping, drive troubles away
I'll live yet to see him regret this dark hour
When he won and neglected this frail wildwood flower.

Jim
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James Fryer
jim@truleigh.demon.co.uk
jim@cix.compulink.co.uk
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Genie T 10 Nov 19, 2013 08:26 PM

These lyrics are pretty close to Maud Irving's original "I'll Twine 'Mid The Ringlets," which evolved into the Carter Family's "Wildwood Flower," but "islip" is probably not accurate for any version, as there is no plant or flower called "islip." (It's a place on Long Island, as far as I know.)
The flower referred to was probably "aronautus" or something similar.

But thanks for posting these lyrics and the chords.

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