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In the valley of the Shenandoah

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In the valley of the Shenandoah


[D]As we sit alone tonight in the stillness of the night,

I picture happy [A]scenes of long [D]ago,

of a maiden fair and bright who is  sleeping there tonight

in the valley of the [A]Shenandoah [D]ridge.

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It was [A]in the month of [A7]June, when the [D]roses were in bloom,

when I [G]held her in my [D]arms and softly [A7]sa…id,

“Darling, [D]in the coming spring I'll be coming back again

to the valley of the [A]Shenandoah [D]ridge”.

 

When I left her all alone in our Shenandoah home

she promised she'd be waiting there for me.

 

But the angels came along and took her from our home

from the valley of the Shenandoah ridge.   + CHORUS

 

When the evening shadows fall in memory I recall

a pledge when I gave to her a ring:

“Darling in the coming spring I'll be coming back again

to the valley of the Shenandoah ridge.    + CHORUS







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