The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4257   Message #3770567
Posted By: GUEST,Ann
04-Feb-16 - 11:49 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Shenandoah
Subject: RE: Origin: Shenandoah
There are several different versions of this song. One version may be about Shenandoah Valley derived from the Civil War. "I long to see her." Another version of this song the lyrics may refer to a run away slave missing his love one.

Other versions may be about a fur trader who has fallen in love with a duaghter of an Indian Chief.

The song no matter what set of lyrics are put to it tells a story of love.