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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Wildflowers ~ A Three Chord Song



 Wildflowers  . . . by Dolly Parton

G                              C           G
The hills were alive with wild flowers and I
                 D7          G
Was as wild even wilder than they
                                   C           G
For at least I could run they just died in the sun
                      D7         G
And I refused to just wither in place

       C                          G
Just a wild mountain rose needing freedom to grow
     C                         G    D7
So I ran fearing not where I'd go-o-o
       G                        C         G
When a flower grows wild it can always survive
                  D7              G
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

                              C              G
And the flowers I knew in the fields where I grew
                   D7          G
Were content to be lost in the crowd
                               C          G
They were commonly close I had no room to grow
                D7             G
And I wanted so much to branch out

     C                       G
So I uprooted myself from my home ground and left
     C                           G      D7
Took my dreams and I took to the road-o-oad
       G                        C         G
When a flower grows wild it can always survive
                  D7              G
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

                              C          G
I grew up fast and wild and I never felt right
               D7             G
In a garden so different from me
                             C            G
I just never belonged I just longed to be gone
                  D7         G
So the garden one day set me free


            C                      G
I hitched a ride with the wind and since he was my friend
  C                              G   D7
I just let him decide where we'd go-o-o
       G                        C         G
When a flower grows wild it can always survive
                  D7              G
Wildflowers don't care where they grow

       C                          G
Just a wild mountain rose seeking mysteries untold
   C                           G       D7
No regrets for the path that I chose-o-ose
       G                        C         G
When a flower grows wild it can always survive
                  D7              G
Wildflowers don't care where they grow




 
I hope that you enjoy singing and strumming
this lovely tune by Dolly.
It is one of my favorites.
Connie

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like she was writing that about herself!

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  2. I love Dolly Parton's songs. She is such a talented lady.

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