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Faded Flowers

The flowers I saw in the wildwood
Have since dropped their beautiful leaves
And the many dear friends of my childhood
Have 5 slumbered for years in their 1 graves

Oh the bloom of the flowers I remember
And the smiles I shall never more see
For the cold chilly winds of December
Stole my flow'rs and companions from me

'Tis no wonder that I, broken-hearted
And stricken with sorrow should be
We have met we have loved we have parted
My flow'rs, my companions and me

Other roses may bloom on the morrow
And many a friend have I won
Yet my heart it can part but with sorrow
When I think of the ones that have gone

Oh how dark looks this world and how dreary
When we part from the ones that we love
But there's rest for the faint and the weary
And friends meet with lost ones above

And in heaven I can but remember
When from earth my soul shall be free
That no cold chilly winds of December
Can part my companions from me

A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear.