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Maple on the hill

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Maple on the hill

Intro: Start strumming a few bars in G and then start song

Verse 1.

(G) Near a quiet and country village stood a (C)maple on the (G)hill

there I set with my Geneva long (D) ag....(D7) o

(G) when the stars were shining brightly we could (C) hear the whippoor(G)will

and we set beneath the maple (D) on the (G) hill

Verse 2

(G) Don't forget me,little darling, when they've (C) laid me down to (G) die

just one little wish, darling, that I (D) pr..(D7) ay

As you linger there in sadness you are (C) thinking of the (G) past

let your teardrops kiss the (D) flowers on my (G) grave

Verse 3

(G) We would sing love songs together when the (C) birds had gone to (G) rest

we would listen to the murmur of the (D) h..(D7) ill

(G) Will you love me,little darling, as you (C)did those starry (G) nights

when we set beneath the (D) maple on the (G) hill

Repeat 2

There are no Carter picking breaks in this song

Thanks To Terry Smith (GA USA) for this transcription.

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