Sweet as the flowers in Maytime    (video)

 

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Sweet as the flowers in Maytime,

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sweet as the dew on the rose,

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I would rather be somebody's darling

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as a poor girl who nobody knows

 

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1. Oh, momma, scolds me for burning,

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    what else has a poor girl to do ?

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    Oh, this world would be sad without a lover,

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    and this world would be sad without you.        +  instr. = CHORUS

 

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2. Oh, I wish I had someone to love me,

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    someone just to call me their own,

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    be the rule over somebody's kitchen,

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    or the queen over somebody's home.

 

+  CHORUS           +  instrumental = CHORUS

 

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3. Oh, what is the use of us parting ?

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    Wherever there's a will there's a way !

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    Tomorrow the sun may be shining

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    although it is cloudy today.                        +  CHORUS

 

(orig. = no capo; video = capo 3rd)    (The Carter Family)