Down In The Valley

(later version)

Words & Music:

Traditional American

 

D                             A7                                      D

Down in the valley, valley so low. Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.

Hear the wind blow, dear, hear the wind blow.

Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.

 

Roses love sunshine, violets love dew.  Angels in heaven know I love you

Know I love you, dear, know I love you.  Angels in heaven, know I love you.

 

Down in the valley, walking between, telling our story, here's what it sings:

Here's what it sings, dear, here's what it sings,

Telling our story, here's what it sings:

 

Build me a castle forty feet high.  So, I can see her as she goes by,

As she goes by, dear, as she goes by.  So, I can see her as she goes by.

 

Bird in a cage, love, bird in a cage, dying for freedom, ever a slave;

Ever a slave, dear, ever a slave, dying for freedom, ever a slave.

 

Write me a letter, send it by mail, send it in care of the Birmingham jail.

Birmingham jail, love, Birmingham jail, send it in care of the Birmingham jail.

 

Writing this letter, containing three lines,

Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"

"Will you be mine, dear, will you be mine?

Answer my question, "Will you be mine?"

 

If you don't love me, love whom you please,

But, throw your arms round me, give my heart ease.

Give my heart ease, dear, give my heart ease.

Throw your arms round me, give my heart ease.

 

Down in the valley, valley so low.  Hang your head over, hear the wind blow

Hear the wind blow, dear, hear the wind blow

Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.

D                    A7            D

Hang your head over, hear the wind blow.

 





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