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Ralph Stanley - The Water Lily (Chord)
Submitter: Bluegrassdude (6) on 3/15/03 1 comment
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Not a very happy song !!
Ralph Stanley 
Song : The Water Lily  

Capo 2 
  D                        G           D   
A lonely young wife in her dreaming discerns
                                    A 
A lily decked pool with a border of ferns
      D                    G         D  
And a beautiful child with butterfly wings
                               A         D 
Drifts down to the edge of the water and sings 

(CHORUS) 
D                G            D
Come mama, come, quick follow me
                              A       D 
Step out on the leaves of the water lily 
 
        D                      G             D
And the lonely young wife, her heart beating wild
                                            A 
Cries wait till I come, till I reach you my child
        D                    G         D  
But the beautiful child with butterfly wings
                               A        D 
Steps out on the leaves of the lily and sings 
(REPEAT CHORUS) 
Instrumental:D-G-D-A-D-G-D-A-D 

        D                          G          D   
And the wife in her dreaming steps out on the stream
                                                A 
But the lily leaves sink and she wakes from her dream
        D                     G             D 
Oh the waking is sad, for the tears that it brings
                                  A           D
And she knows its her dead baby's spirit that sings
(REPEAT CHORUS X2)  
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
I tried this with the song and it just didn't sound right.
Maybe i'm doing somethig wrong,or the cords are wrong.
I will try my first attempt at sending my
version of this song as soon as I figure it out.
-wondedheart | 4/4/2004
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