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East Virginia

The Brothers Four, Carmen McRae14 Oct 2013

East Virginia Lyrics

 

East Virginia - The Brothers Four (四兄弟)/Carmen McRae

I was born in east Virginia

 

North Carolina I did go

 

There I loved a fair young maiden

 

Whose age and name I did not know

 

Oh her hair was dark and curly

 

And her cheeks were rosey red

 

On her breast she wore a liliy

 

Where I longed to lay my head

 

I don't want those greenback dollars

 

I don't want no golden chain

 

In this world there is no treasure

 

That can bring her back again

 

Take me to that borrowed fortune

 

And carve my name upon a stone

 

Tell the world how much I love her

 

And how I died for love alone

 

I was born in east Virginia

 

North Carolina I did go

 

There I loved a fair young maiden

 

Whose age and name I did not know

 

Do do do do do

 

Do do do do do

 

***Lyrics are from third-parties***