Lily Of The West (Baez Joan)

Am C G When first I came to Louisville F Am Some pleasure there to find C F G A damsel there from Lexington F Am Was pleasing to my mind F G Her rosy cheeks, her ruby lips Am Like arrows pierced my breast C G And the name she bore was Flora C Am The Lily Of The West I courted lovely Flora Some pleasure there to find She turned unto another man Which sore distressed my mind She robbed me of my liberty Deprived me of my rest Still I love my faithless Flora The Lily Of The West Down in yonder shady grove A man of lowly breed Conversing with my Flora there It seemed so strange to me And the answer that she gave to him It sure did me oppress I was betrayed by Flora The Lily Of The West I stepped up to my rival My dagger in my hand I grabbed him by the collar and I boldly made him stand Being mad to desperation I pierced him in the breast All for my lovely Flora The Lily Of The West I had to stand my trial I had to make my plea They placed me in the criminal box And then commenced on me Although she swore my life away Deprived me of my rest And I (still) love my faithless Flora The Lily Of The West