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In the Shadow of the Pines

We had wandered in the 4 shadow of the 1 pines
The moon looked down on you and 5 me
1 And a darkness stole a 4 cross the summer 1 sky
And a shadow came be- 5 tween my love and 1 me

Oh, 4 darling, come love me as be- 1 fore
Come back to leave me never- 5 more
At that 1 spot I'm sad and lonely and the 4 sun no longer 1 shines
Come and meet me in the 5 shadow of the 1 pines

Oh, you went away and left me and my tears I could not hide
You went away and not a word was said
While my throbbing heart was breaking underneath its load of pride
And the pine trees sobbed in pity o'er my head

All our future is o'er-shadowed by the darkness of despair
And across life's path the sun no longer shines
Oh, I'd give this whole world gladly once again to meet her there
And reunite in the shadow of the pines

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.