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FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs to enjoy with your family while you ride out the apocalypse.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan

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    Shady Grove

    Traditional, as performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman

     

    In 2/4, but written here in 4/4

     

    Strum:  B   D U B   D U

            1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +  w/alternating bass

     

     

    Intro: / Dm - - - / C - - - / Dm - - - / - - - - /

           / Dm - - - / C - - - / - - - - / Dm - - - /

           / Dm - - - / C - - - / Dm - - - / - - - - /

           / Dm - - - / C - - - / - - - - /

           / Dm - - - / - - - - / - - - - / - - - - /

     

    Dm              C

    Peaches in the summertime

    Dm (2)

    Apples in the fall

       Dm               C (2)

    If I can't get the girl I love

                       Dm

    Won't have none at all

     

    Chorus:

    Dm            C

    Shady grove, my little love

    Dm (2)

    Shady grove, I know

    Dm            C (2)

    Shady grove, my little love

                              Dm

    I'm bound for the shady grove

     

    Repeat Intro

     

    Dm            C

    Wish I had a banjo string

    Dm (2)

    Made of golden twine

    Dm               C (2)

    Every tune I'd play on it  

                          Dm

    I wish that girl was mine

     

    Chorus

    Repeat Intro

     

    Dm            C

    Wish I had a needle and thread

    Dm (2)

    Fine as I could sew

         Dm                   C (2)

    I'd sew that pretty girl to my side

                           Dm

    And down the road I'd go

     

     

    Chorus

    Repeat Intro

     

    Dm                 C

    Some come here to fiddle and dance

    Dm (2)

    Some come here to tarry

    Dm                 C (2)

    Some come here to fiddle and dance

                    Dm

    I come here to marry

     

    Chorus

    Repeat Intro

     

    Dm               C

    Every night when I go home

        Dm (2)

    My wife, I try to please her

         Dm              C (2)

    The more I try, the worse she gets

                       Dm

    Damned if I don't leave her

     

    Chorus

    Repeat Intro

     

    Dm            C

    Shady grove, my little love

    Dm (2)

    Shady grove, my darlin'

    Dm            C (2)

    Shady grove, my little love

                       Dm

    I'm going back to Harlan

     

    Chorus

    Repeat Intro, end on beat 1 of last line

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.