Mudcat Café message #875418 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #55149   Message #875418
Posted By: kytrad (Jean Ritchie)
26-Jan-03 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Orchid: Liner Notes PermaThread
Subject: Mudcat CD Orchid: Deep Shady Grove - Kytrad
6.   Deep Shady Grove  (From the singing of Edna Ritchie Baker & Floyd Baker;  Arr., new & additional words & music by Kytrad (Jean Ritchie) © 1971 Jean Ritchie,  Geordie Music Publishing Company)  email:
Jean Ritchie - lead vocals; Peter Pickow - guitar and dobro, bass vocals; Jonathan Pickow* - tenor vocals; Larry Packer - fiddle*
Produced, recorded and mixed by Jonathan and Peter Pickow,* Greenhays Studio, 7A Locust Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050
"Deep Shady Grove" is exerpted from Jean's CD, "Mountain Born" Greenhays label, GR70725.

"Floyd Baker, my sister Edna's husband, was born and raised on Hell-fr-Sartin Creek in Breathitt County, a county next to ours, Perry.  He had this song from his father.  Amongst us we have, over the years, somewhat changed and modified the lyric and tune." - Jean R.-
  * Jean's sons

 I got up one May morning for to hear the birds sing sweet;
 I seated myself in a deep shady grove to hear those true lovers meet.
 To hear those true lovers meet, sweetheart, and to hear what they might say.
 I wanted to know just a piece of their mind before they went away.

 Don't you remember about three years ago, with your arms around my waist?
 You could make me believe, by the false that you swore, that the sun rose up in the west,
 That the sun rose up in the west, sweetheart, and turned away to the east.
 And now I've returned and found you here, and found you on your knees.

 Well I never will believe what another woman says, let her be white, yeller, dark or brown,
 Unless she is on some high gallows tree and a-sayin that she wants to come down.
 And a-sayin that she wants to come down, sweetheart, for no one would like to be hung;
 And the words of a young girl is so hard to believe, that has lied to everyone.