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The Winding Stream

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The Winding Stream


The song is actually recorded in Bb so the chords shown are with a capo on the first fret. 

[A]Oh give to me
A winding stream
It must not be too [E] wide
Where waving leaves
From maple trees
Do meet from either [A] side
The water must
Be deep enough
To float a small [D] canoe
With [A] no one [E] else but you

[A]Do not disturb
My waking [E]dream
The splendor of 
That winding [A] stream
Flower in my canoe
Her eyes they looked me [D]through
[A] A maiden fair
With [D] golden hair
Is [A] very [E] much [A] like you

The sparkling trout
Beneath the bank
Does leave his hiding place

Many thanks to Brian Beach for the chords for this one.


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