Shady Grove

Shady Grove, my little love
Shady Grove, I say
Shady Grove, my little love
I’m bound to go away

Cheeks as red as blooming rose
And eyes are the prettiest brown
She’s the darling of my heart
Sweetest lil’ girl in town

Wish I had a glass of wine,
And bread and meat for two,
I’d set it out on a golden plate,
And give it all to you

I went to see little Shady Grove
She was standing in the door
Her shoes and stockin’s in her hand
And her little bare feet on the door

I wish I had a big fine horse
And corn to feed him on
Little Shady Grove to stay at home
And feed him while I’m gone

When I was a little boy
I wanted a Barlow knife
Now I want little Shady Grove
To say she’ll be my wife

A kiss from pretty little Shady Grove,
As sweet as brandy wine,
And there ain’t no girl in this whole world,
That’s prettier than mine.