Shenandoah

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Shenandoah

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
All away you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

Missouri, she's a mighty river.
All away you rolling river.
The red-skins' camp, lies on its borders.
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

A white man loved one Indian maiden,
All away you rolling river.
With notions his canoe was laden. (note: Notions = knick-knacks)
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

"O, Shenandoah, I love your daughter,
All away you rolling river.
For her I've cross yon rolling water."
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.


The chief disdained the trader's dollars
All away you rolling river.
"My daughter never you shall follow."
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

At last there came a Yankee skipper.
All away you rolling river.
He winked his eye, and he tipped his flipper.
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

He sold the chief that fire-water,
All away you rolling river.
And 'cross the river he stole his daughter.
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

Fare-thee-well, my dear, I'm bound to leave you
All away you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I will not deceive you
All away , we’ll bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

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from Folk Songs, released April 16, 2015

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Nelson Poblete Spain

Nelson Poblete. Autor, compositor e intérprete nacido en Chile. Vive en Barcelona, ciudad donde ha realizado la casi totalidad de su carrera artística. Ha ganado varios premios en festivales; y ha hecho conciertos en diferentes países de Europa tocando sus canciones. Suele presentar su trabajo en solitario, acompañado de guitarra acústica, y junto al músico norteamericano Ricky Araiza (cuerdas). ... more

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