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Sweet Fern TML # 009917
Click Play Speed Slow 1/4=100 Medium 1/4=140 Fast 1/4=165

This song is normally performed as a 2/4 or 4/4 number in bluegrass circles. But the original as given here is 6/8.
Spring-time is coming, Oh lone-some Fern
Your song in the woodland I hear
Down in the meadow so lone-some you`re singing
while the moon-light is shining so clear
I know he`s away in some far distant land
A land that is over the sea
Go fly to him singing your sweet little song
And tell him to come back to me.

Chorus:
Sweet Fern, sweet Fern,
O tell me is my darling still true;
Sweet Fern, sweet Fern,
I`ll be just as happy as you.
Oh, tell me sweet Fern does he think of me
And the vows that he made long ago
He promised he`d come back from over the sea
Oh, why do the years roll so slow,
I know he`s away in some far distant land
A land that is over the sea
Go fly to him, singing your sweet little song
And tell him to come back to me.
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