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Location: Bonn, Nordrhein-Westphalen
Country: Germany

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Down in the valley

Down in the valley



style or instrument: Folk


musician/member name: jost


streams: 39



Description:

American folk song, recorded in CGG tuning on my dulcimer. I used the tab from Gamses "The best dulcimer method yet"
jost
05/25/21 03:45:36PM @jost:

Well when I was a child he was already over eighty years old :) And I didnt know anything by him at all (German radios didn't play him, just Jonny Cashs cover of his Ghost riders in the sky). 


Robin Thompson
05/25/21 02:48:15PM @robin-thompson:

Jost, when I was a child, Burl Ives was a big star.  That's how old I am!  :) Thank you for the additional lyrics!  


jost
05/25/21 02:12:26PM @jost:

Thank's Robin for your encouraging words.
Please note, that the lyrics are like printed in Gamses book. As with many folk songs there are a lot of variations e.G. "Hear the train blow" instead of "Hear the wind blow" or following version as song by Burl Ives:  
"Down in the valley the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow love, hear the wind blow
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow


Roses love sunshine, violets love dew
Angels in heaven, know i love you


If you don't love me, love whom you please
Put your arms round me, give my heart ease
Give my heart ease love, give my heart ease
Put your arms round me, give my heart ease


Write me a letter, send it by mail
Send it in care of, the Birmingham Jail
Birmingham Jail love, Birmingham Jail
Send it in care of, the Birmingham Jail


Build me a castle, forty feet high
So I can see her, as she rides by
As she rides by love, as she rides by
So I can see her, as she rides by


Down in the valley, the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow"


Robin Thompson
05/24/21 08:10:28PM @robin-thompson:

When I was a child (50-some years ago!), the chorus to this song is one which it seemed everyone knew yet I rarely heard the verses.  Thank you for posting the lyrics!  

This is a challenging song and you are off to a good start, Jost!  


jost
05/24/21 06:11:00PM @jost:

Has some errors in playing just saying for your warning :) 
Lyrics:
Down in the valley the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow love, hear the wind blow
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow

Give my heart ease love, give my heart ease
Think of me darling, give my heart ease
Write me a letter, send it by mail
Send it in care of, the Birmingham Jail

Down in the valley the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow love, hear the wind blow
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow

Write me a letter, with just a few lines.
Answer me darling, will you be mine?
I make a promise to go straight and true, 
I'll spend a life-time just loving you.

Down in the valley the valley so low
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow
Hear the wind blow love, hear the wind blow
Hang your head over, hear the wind blow