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St Regis Girl

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St Regis Girl


In a [G]pine treated grave by the [D]river

Where the nightingale sings sad and [G]low

All [C]alone lies a St Regis [G]maiden

Who did [D]sing this sad song years [G]ago


Never more will my heart fill with gladness

As I stroll through the forest again

For to prison they've taken my lover

That's why my poor heart's full of pain


When in prison your dying from sorrow

I hope you'll recall those last days

That together we spent in this valley

And the vows that we've shared on its quay

+ instr. = verse 3


Oh if I could but burn down that prison

To steal you away for awhile

They could carry me off to the gallows

And I'd go to my doom with a smile


When the moon is high in the heavens

And the mountains do gleam in its light

How often I'll dream of you sweetheart

As I mourn there alone in the night


There will be a green grave in the forest

And people when passing that way

Will think of that St Regis maiden

As she lies there alone in the clay

+ instr. = verse 6


A shadow has crossed o'er the valley

Where once only sunshine did reign

But where ever life's pathway may lead me

I shall ever remember our dream


In the future someday I will meet you

On the bright shore so far from this world

And there before God I will greet you

That's the dream of the St Regis girl

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