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East Virginia Blues


I was [D]born in East Virginia, to North Caro[G]lina I did [D]go,

there I [G]spied a fair young [D]lady, and her [A]age-[A7]    I did not [D]know.


Her hair was dark in color, her cheeks were rosy red,

on her breast she wore white lilies, where I longed     to lay my head.


Oh, at my heart you are my darlin', at my door you're welcome in,

at my gate I'll always meet you, for you're the girl       I tried to win.


I'd rather be in some dark holler, where the sun refuse to shine,

than for you to be another man's darlin',and to know       you'll never be mine.