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​Wildwood Flower

This song is by Ramblin' Jack Elliott and appears on the compilation album Best Of The Vanguard Years (2000).

This song is a cover of "Wildwood Flower" by ​The Carter Family.
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Wildwood Flower
I will twine with my mingles and waving black hair
And the roses so red and the lilies so fair
And the myrtles so bright with the emerald dew
And the pale and the leader and eyes shine like blue

I will dance I will sing and my heart shall be gay
And I will charm every heart in his crown I will sway...

I will dance I will sing and my heart shall be gay
And I'll charm every heart in his crown I will sway
When I woke from my dreaming my idols were clay
All portions of love had been all blown away

Well he taught me to leave him and called me his flower
That was blooming to cheer him through life's dreary hour
How my heart now is pining misery can tell
He left me no warning no words of farewell

Yes, he taught me to love him and promised to love
And to cherish me over all others above
I'm longing to see him and regret the dark hour
He's gone and neglected his pale wildwood flower

Written by:

A.P. Carter; Traditional