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You're a Flower in the Wildwood

On one evening long ago when the 4 sun was sinking low
My true 5 lover went to sail upon the 1 sea
It was in the month of June when the 4 roses were in bloom
When he 5 took me in his arms and said to 1 me

You're a flower blooming in the wildwood
A flower blooming there for 5 me
Sweeter 1 than the morning dew and I'll 4 soon return to you
You're a 5 flower that is blooming there for 1 me

Then a letter came to me from a captain on the sea
And it told me that my darling was dead
Oh the shock and great surprise, made the teardrops in my eyes
When I thought about the last words that he said

Now he can't return to me, he got drowned in the sea
And he's passed over life's weary way
When it's in the month of June and the roses are in bloom
It seems that I can hear my lover say

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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.