LYRICS

East Virginia Blues

I was born in East Virginia
North Carolina I did go
There I spied a fair young maiden
And her name I did not know

Chorus:
I don't want your green back dollar
I don't want your silver chain
All I want is your love darling
Won’t you take me back again

Well her hair it was dark in color
And her cheeks was rosy red
On her breast she wore white lilies
Where I longed to lay my head

I’d rather be in some dark holler
Where the sun refuse to shine
Than to see you with another
When you promised to be mine

I was born in East Virginia
North Carolina I did go
There I spied a fair young maiden
And her name I did not know

© Words and music: A.P. Carter

The Rambling Boys
Roll On Buddy
Folkland Songs
Tønder Music Festival 1976
Ramblin' Jack
Jack Elliott
At Lansdowne Studios, London