The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music


Maple on the Hill

Near a quiet country village stood a maple on the hill
There I sat with my Jenetta long ago
As the stars were shining brightly we could hear the whippoorwill
As we sat beneath the maple on the hill

We would sing love songs together when the birds had gone to rest
We would listen to the murmur of the rill
Will you love me little darling as you did that starry night
As we sat beneath the maple on the hill

Don't forget me little darling when they lay me down to die
Just one little wish, oh darling, that I crave
When you linger there in sadness thinking, darling, of the past
Let your teardrops kiss the flowers on my grave

I will soon be with the angels on that bright and peaceful shore
Even now I hear them coming o'er the hill
So goodbye my little darling it is time for us to part
I must leave you and the maple on the hill

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

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. http://ToneWay.com