Shenandoah    (video)

 
    intro = verse 1 as instrumental
 
                    C                           F C       F   - Dm                    C
1. The Missouri, she's a might river, away,          you rolling river,
           F                       - Dm         G         Am         - F
    the red man's camp          lies on her borders.
         C    - F                          C   - F                    C    - Dm         G C
    Away,       we're bound away,      across the wide          Missouri.
 
            C                                       F  C        F   - Dm                    C
2. A white man loved an Indian maiden, away,          you rolling river.
             F                    - Dm             G          Am         - F
    with notions sweet           his canoe was laden,
         C    - F                          C   - F                    C    - Dm         G C
    Away,       we're bound away,      across the wide          Missouri.
 
            C                                    F      C        F   - Dm                    C
3. O Shenandoah, I love your daughter, away,           you rolling river,
         F                     - Dm       G        Am         - F
    I'll take her 'cross         the rolling water,
         C    - F                          C   - F                    C    - Dm         G C
    Away,       we're bound away,      across the wide          Missouri.
 
               C                                        F C         F   - Dm                   C
4. The chief disdained the trader's dollars, away,         you rolling river,
            F                     - Dm   G           Am      - F
    my daughter never          you shall follow.
         C    - F                          C   - F                    C    - Dm         G C
    Away,       we're bound away,      across the wide          Missouri.
 
          C                                        F    C       F   - Dm                    C
5. At last there came a Yankee skipper, away,          you rolling river,
           F                     - Dm             G              Am       - F
    he winked his eye,         and he tipped his flipper.
         C    - F                          C   - F                    C    - Dm         G C
    Away,       we're bound away,      across the wide          Missouri.
 
           C                                  F C       F   - Dm                    C
6. He sold the chief that fire-water, away,          you rolling river,
              F                     - Dm        G          Am         - F
    and 'cross the river           he stole his daughter.
         C    - F                          C   - F                    C    - Dm         G C
    Away,       we're bound away,      across the wide          Missouri.
 
 
 
 
 
            C                                F     C        F   - Dm                   C
7. O Shenandoah, I long to hear you, away,         you rolling river,
         F                     - Dm         G        Am        - F
    across the wide            and rolling water.
         C    - F                          C   - F                    C    - Dm         G C
    Away,       we're bound away,      across the wide          Missouri.
 
+ instrumental = verse 7
 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Arlo Guthrie)