Mid the green fields of Virginia (video)
instrumental intro = verse 1
1. Mid the green fields of Virginia in the vale of Shanadoah,
there's an ivy covered homestead that I love,
with it's white old fashioned chimney and it's simple homelike hours,
‘tis the home of my dear parents now above.
There's a peaceful cottage there, a happy home so dear,
my heart is longing for them day by day.
Where I spent life's golden hours in the vale of Shanadoah,
mid the green fields for Virginia, far away.
+ instrumental = verse 1
2. Mid the green fields of Virginia stands an old mill by the stream,
I once wandered to that spot to sing and play.
And how often I would throw the stone into the pebbling brook,
I would dream someday it'd carry me away.
+ CHORUS + instrumental = verse 2
(orig. = capo 2nd) (The Carter Family)