Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Carter Family - Wildwood Flower

I love the incongruency of the satin ballgowns and the spare simplicity of this song. Mother Maybelle Carter is one tough lady. Wildwood Flower is one of our favorite folk songs.

I will twine with my mingles and waving black hair
With the roses so red and the lilies so fair
And the myrtle so bright with it's emerald dew
The pale and the leader and eyes look like blue

I will dance, I will sing and my life shall be gay
I will charm every heart, in his crown I will sway
When I woke from my dreaming, my idols was clay
All portions of loving had all flown away

But he taught me to love him and promised to love
And to cherish me over all others above
My poor heart is wondering no misery can tell
He left with no warning, no word of farewell

Well you told me you love me and called me your flower
That was blooming to cheer you through life's dreary hour
I long to see him and regret this dark hour
He's gone and neglected this pale wildwood flower

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