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Longing for Old Virginia

'Mid the 5 green fields of Virginia, dear I 1 met you
Where the 5 roses red and white around us 1 grew
When I 4 held you in my arms and gently 1 kissed you
The 5 robins sang the sweetest song we knew...

I am 1 longing for old Virginia, for old Vir- 4 ginia and 1 you
And I'm 5 hoping the soul with- 1 in you is 5 longing for me too
To Vir- 1 ginia, just like the ivy, my 4 heart clings ever 1 true
And I 4 reckon in the spring I'll 1 bring a little ring
To old Vir- 5 ginia and 1 you

Though tonight I'm far from you and old Virginia
I still love you as I did that day in June
And when springtime comes again to old Virginia
I'll build a little cottage just for two...

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.