Shenendoah


Lyrics as sung by Paul Clayton on Whaling And Sailing Songs, except for verse 2, which is from from Shanties from the Seven Seas, by Stan Hugill

Oh, Shenandoar, I love your daughter,
Away, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoar, I want your daughter.
Away, I'm bound away,
Across the wide, wild Missouri.


The Missouri, she's a mighty water,
Away, you rolling river.
The Indians camped along her border.
Away, I'm bound away,
Across the wide, wild Missouri.


The trader loved the Indian maiden,
Away, you rolling river.
His canoe with dollars laden,
Away, I'm bound away,
Across the wide, wild Missouri.


The chief disdained the trader's dollar,
Away, you rolling river.
My daughter you shall never follow,
Away, I'm bound away,
Across the wide, wild Missouri.


He gave the chief some fire water,
Away, you rolling river.
And across the river he's stolen his daughter,
Away, we're bound away,
Across the wide, wild Missouri.


Oh Shenandoah, you've lost your daughter,
Away, you rolling river.
She's gone she's gone, where you can't follow,
Away, we're bound away,
Across the wide, wild Missouri.


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