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Shady Grove [core]

Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove, my darlin'
Shady Grove, my little love
5 Goin' back to 1 Harlen

Coffee grows on the white oak tree
The river flows with brandy
The rocks on the hills are covered with gold
And the girls are sweeter than candy

Did you think my little miss
That I would live without you
I'll let you know before I go
I hear so little about you

Every time I take that road
It's always dark and cloudy
Every time I see that girl
I always tell her howdy

If I had no horse at all
I'd be found a-crawlin'
Up and down this rocky road
A-looking for my darling

Peaches in the summertime
Apples in the fall
If I can't get the girl I love
I won't have none at all

Higher up the cherry tree
Riper grow the cherries
The sooner you begin to court
The sooner you will marry

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Available in these books:

Get Started Plus: Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.

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.