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Gathering Up the Shells from the Seashore

I wandered today on the 4 sea shore
The 1 waves and the winds were 5 low
I 1 thought of the days gone 4 by, Maude
1 Many long 5 years a 1 go

We lingered by the gently flowing 4 billows
And 1 watched the golden sunset fade a 5 way
And 1 there among the sweet ocean 4 breezes
We 1 talked about our 5 future wedding 1 day

Gathering up the shells from the sea shore
4 Gathering up the shells from the 1 sea
Those were the happiest days of 4 all, Maude
1 Gathering up the 5 shells from the 1 shore

When the waves are rolling on the ocean
And the golden moonbeams on the pebbles shine
At your cottage by the sea I'll come again, Maude
When the waves are rolling gently, sweetheart mine

Now I am growing up in years, Maude
My locks are all silver and gray
But the vows that we made on the sea shore
Are fresh in my memory today

No more bright shells we will gather
As the waves come dashing as of yore
She lies neath the white pebble sand
Just covered up with shells on the shore

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.