[Verse 1] Am D Am I was born in East Virginia, Dm Am North Carolina I did roam. A A7 D There I met a fair pretty maiden; Am E7 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 Her name and age I do not know. [Verse 2] Am D Am Her hair it was of a brightsome color Dm Am And her lips of ruby red. A A7 D On her breast she wore white lilies; Am E7 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 There I longed to lay my head. [Verse 3] Am D Am Well, in my heart you are my darlin', Dm Am At my door you are welcome in. A A7 D At my gate I'll meet you, my darlin'; Am E7 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 If your love I could only win. [Verse 4] Am D Am I'd rather be in some dark holler Dm Am Where the sun refused to shine A A7 D Than to see you be another man's darlin Am E7 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 And to know that you'll never be mine. [Verse 5] Am D Am Well, in the night I'm dreaming about you, Dm Am In the day I find no rest. A A7 D Just the thought of you, my darlin', Am E7 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 Sends aching pains all through my breast. [Verse 6] Am D Am Well, when I'm dead and in my coffin Dm Am With my feet turned toward the sun A A7 D Come and sit beside me, darlin', Am E7 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 Am Asus2 Am Come and think on the way you done.