76 - Shenandoah

Words by Traditional
Tune by Traditional

This song appears to have originated with Canadian and American fur traders traveling down the Missouri River in canoes in the early 19th Century.

Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you,
Away you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Away, I’m bound away
Across The wide Missouri.

Oh Shenandoah, I love your Daughter,
Away you rolling river.
For her I’d cross your roaming waters,
Away, I’m bound away
Across The wide Missouri.
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'Tis seven years since last I’ve seen you,
Away you rolling river.
'Tis seven years since last I’ve seen you,
Away, I’m bound away
Across The wide Missouri.

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you,

Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you,
Oh Shenandoah, just to be near you,