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Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean/Edna Ritchie

02 Jun 15 - 07:09 AM (#3713908)
Subject: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: GUEST,Fortunato - chance shiver

I am searching for a recording of Jean's song. Deep Shady Grove, and the lyrics. There is a country version available, but I am searching for one that is done with only Jean's voice and her dulcimer.

Any help would be appreciated.

Regards

Chance


02 Jun 15 - 07:50 AM (#3713918)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: maeve

I found the following, Chance:

Rainbow Quest: Jean Ritchie - Shady Grove
Folk Songs of the Southern Appalachians as Sung by Jean Ritchie


02 Jun 15 - 08:01 AM (#3713922)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: maeve

I see there is a different song:
Deep Shady Grove
http://www.allmusic.com/album/third-annual-farewell-reunion-mw0000120485


02 Jun 15 - 08:58 AM (#3713949)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: GUEST,Fortunato - chance

Thanks, Maeve!


02 Jun 15 - 09:24 AM (#3713957)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: FreddyHeadey

I couldn't get that first YouTube link to work but here's another
Rainbow Quest: Jean Ritchie - Shady Grove - YouTube

And a Spotify link from American Children Game Songs
spotify Shady Grove -American Children Game Songs -Jean Ritchie


02 Jun 15 - 09:28 AM (#3713959)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: GUEST,Forunato

Maeve the second one you note is the right song, but that was done much later with steel guitars, etc. Not bad, but I prefer the earlier acoustic version that I remember but can't find. I can get the lyric and melody from that later recording however, thanks!l


02 Jun 15 - 09:30 AM (#3713961)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: GUEST,Fortunato

Thanks, Freddy, but I am looking for DEEP SHADY GROVE, a song that I believe Jean wrote.


02 Jun 15 - 09:44 AM (#3713970)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: maeve

Chance- "Deep Shady Grove" is listed as Jean's song at http://www.allmusic.com/song/deep-shady-grove-mt0002111348

It's on her "Mountain Born" album.

Ha! I have it in Jean's songbook, "Celebration of Life". I'll transcribe it for you.
Maeve


02 Jun 15 - 10:02 AM (#3713974)
Subject: ADD: Deep Shady Grove - F. & E. Ritchie Banks
From: maeve

Mods, kindly correct the subject to match the authors, below.
___________________________

"Deep Shady Grove" by Floyd & Edna Ritchie Banks
(As found in "Jean Ritchie Celebration of Life; Her Songs...Her Poems")

A
I walked out one May morning
    D                            A
To hear the birds sing sweet.
                                 E                A
I seated myself in a deep shady grove
    E                                 A
To hear those true lovers meet.

To hear those true lovers meet, sweetheart,
            D                               A
And to hear what they might say;
                               E                   A
I wanted to know a piece of their mind
    E                      A
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 hair be yellow, dark or brown,
Unless she be on some high gallows tree
And 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;
For the words of a young girl is hard to believe
That has lied to everyone.


02 Jun 15 - 11:44 AM (#3713999)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: GUEST,Fortunato

Many thanks, Maeve!

Now if I could only find her recording with only her dulcimer accompaniment.

Cheers


02 Jun 15 - 11:53 AM (#3714004)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: maeve

Chance- You can hear a sample of Jean's version with dulcimer and order a copy here:
Deep Shady Grove Mike Seeger From the Album 3rd Annual Farewell Reunion


02 Jun 15 - 12:20 PM (#3714009)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Deep Shady Grove - Jean Ritchie
From: GUEST,Fortunato

Maeve you are a peach. Thanks very much!