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Girl on the Greenbriar Shore

'Twas in the year of '92
In the 4 merry month of 1 June
I left my mother and a home so dear
For the girl I 5 loved on the Greenbrier 1 shore

My mother dear, she came to me
And said "Oh son, don't go,"
"Don't leave your mother and a home so dear
To trust a girl on the Greenbrier shore."

But I was young and reckless too
And I craved a reckless life
I left my mother with a broken heart
And I chose that girl to be my wife

Her hair was dark and curly too
And her loving eyes were blue
Her cheeks were like the red red rose
The girl I loved on the Greenbrier shore

The years rolled on and the months rolled by
She left me all alone
Now I remember what mother said
Never trust that girl on the Greenbrier shore

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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.