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Inükshük Coffee Drinking Nighthawk - WWVA (90* d) Lyr Add: WILDWOOD FLOWER (Lee Moore) 02 Apr 04

Earlier in this thread there was some discussion about Lee Moore's lyrics to Wildwood Flower. Here's what I transcribed from one of his LPs.

as per Lee Moore

She is [G] waiting for me in a [D7] rose covered [G] bower
And her eyes are like violets [D7] after a [G] shower
For she's dreaming of me through the [C] long summer [G] hours
My sweetheart, my own, my [D7] frail wildwood flower.

All the wild forest creatures are under her spell.
On her shoulder the dove his love secrets will tell
And the shy dappled fawn comes to lie at the feet
Of my frail wildwood flower, so gentle and so sweet.

I will pick tender blossoms to twine in her hair;
Blushing roses so red and the lilies so fair,
Lovely myrtle so bright with emerald hue,
Modest buttercups yellow, forget-me-nots blue.

Hand in hand through the wildwood together we'll stray,
She will sing, she will dance and my heart she will sway,
And her laughter will echo like ripples at play
Till my trials like my heart has stolen away.

There's no artist can paint her, no poet can rhyme (write?)
How she warms this old heart like a sunbeam so bright.
I will love and protect her and never will part
From that frail wildwood flower that twines around my heart.

I personally think Lee made up a lot of these verses himself.

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