Carter Family Song Lyrics & Chords:
THE BIRDS WERE SINGING OF YOU

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THE BIRDS WERE SINGING OF YOU

 

A                       D
Last night the pale moon was shining
        A                   E7
Last night when all was still
         A             D
I wandered alone in sadness
        A       E7          A
Out among the woodland hills.

I heard the birds a-singing
Out among the trees and views
And every bird, my darling
Was singing, was singing of you.
                   D                      A
Chorus: Was singing, singing of you, my love
                                           E7
            Was singing, was singing of you
                  A              D
            And every bird, my darling
                  A             E7         A
            Was singing, was singing of you.

I think of you in the daytime
I dream of you at night
I wake and wish you were here, love,
And tears are blinding my sight.

The flowers that slumber so sweetly
The stars above the blue
Oh heaven itself, my darling
Is thinking, is thinking of you.

Chorus: Is thinking, is thinking of you, my love
            Is thinking, is thinking of you
            Oh heaven itself, my darling
            Is thinking, is thinking of you.

I open my window so gently
And look on the dreamy view
The world itself, my darling
Is sighing, is sighing for you.

Chorus: Is sighing, is sighing for you, my love
            Is sighing, is sighing for you
            The world itself, my darling
            Is sighing, is sighing for you






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