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21th homemade video (August 23, 2020)

On August 23, 2020 John wrote:"
"Home Video #21:is Shenandoah, a well known traditional song played on a not very traditional instrument. This is a song for Ozzie & Rita, by request. I hope you like it!


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.. John Gorka - Shenandoah  

 


Shenandoah (Lyrics)


Oh, Shenandoah,
I long to see you,
Away you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah,
I long to see you,
Away, I'm bound away,
'cross the wide Missouri.

'Tis seven long years,
I've been a rover
Away, you rolling river.
'Tis seven long years,
I've been a rover
Away, I'm bound away,
Across the wide Missouri.

 



Oh Shenandoah,
I loved your daughter,
Away, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah,
I love your daughter,
Away, I'm bound away,
'Cross the wide Missouri.

Oh Shenandoah,
I long to see you,
Away, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah,
I'll not deceive you
Away, I'm bound away,
Across the wide Missouri.
Away, I'm bound away,
Across the wide Missouri.

 


"
Shenandoah" is a traditional American folk song of uncertain origin, dating to the early 19th century. The song appears to have originated with Canadian and US voyageurs or fur traders traveling down the Missouri River in canoes, and has developed several different sets of lyrics. Some lyrics refer to the Oneida chief Shenandoah and a canoe-going trader who wants to marry his daughter. By the mid 1800s versions of the song had become a sea shanty heard or sung by sailors in various parts of the world.

Who wrote Shenandoah?
"A song of the waters: variations on the folksong Shenandoah" is a classical composition by James Cohn. At least one version was arranged by Leslie Woodgate.

 


   
Pete Seeger- Shenandoah   Bruce Springsteen - Shenandoah  
Arlo Guthrie - Shenandoah

 

 

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