Shenandoah

Shenandoah

Traditional - Lyrics from Songs of American Sailormen, by Joanna Colcord


Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Way hay, you rolling river!
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Ha ha, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Missouri!

Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter,
Way hay, you rolling river!
Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter,
Ha ha, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Missouri!

Missouri she's a mighty river;
Way hay, you rolling river!
When she rolls down her topsails shiver.
Ha ha, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Missouri!

Seven years I courted Sally,
Way hay, you rolling river!
Seven more I longed to have her.
Ha ha, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Missouri!

Farewell, my dear, I'm bound to leave you,
Way hay, you rolling river!
Oh, Shenandoah, I'll not deceive you.
Ha ha, we're bound away, 'cross the wide Missouri!