Cherokee Maiden (video)
instrumental intro = verses 1 & 2
1. One night when the moon was bright and the moonlight glade,
that is where I found my little Cherokee maiden,
the memory of that night of love is lingering here,
and I know I never will forget.
2. My little Cherokee maiden, I love her so,
and though we're far apart,
I know I'll never be trading my love for her,
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for anybody else's heart.
Someday I'll make a trip back to that Cherokee strip,
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and I'll carry her away with me, and
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straight as an arrow flies we'll ride to Paradise,
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my sweet little chickadee, my little Cherokee maiden and me.
+ instrumental = verse 2
+ repeat verse 2
(orig. capo 3rd) (Merle Haggard)