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GLoux Lyr Req: songs of parting (52* d) Lyr Add: BIRDS WERE SINGING OF YOU (Carter Family) 30 Nov 06


From the Carter Family:

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 was wandering alone in sadness
A E7 A
Out among the woodland hills.
I heard the birds a-singing
Out among the trees and dew
And all the birds, my darling
Were singing, were singing of you.
               D                   A
Chorus: Were singing, singing of you, my love
E7
Were singing, singing of you
A D
And all the birds, my darling
A E7 A
Were singing, were singing of you.
I think of you in the daytime
I dream of you by 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, thinking of you
Oh heaven itself, my darling
Is thinking, is thinking of you.

I opened my window so gently
Looked out on the dreaming view
And all the world, my darling
Was sighing, was sighing for you.

Chorus: Was sighing, sighing for you, my love
Was sighing, sighing for you
And all the world, my darling
Was sighing, was sighing for you


Recorded 11/25/30 Memphis, Tn


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