Ash Grove


                          Ash Grove

                                      Traditional Welsh tune
                                       Mandolin tablature by 
                                    Elizabeth T. Knuth, 1998

Key: G

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         Down      yon - der   green    val - ley  where


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stream - lets   me  -  an  - der,  when     twi -  light  is


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  fa - ding    I       pen - sive - ly      rove,        Or


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  at    the    bright noon - tide  in       so  -   li - tude


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  wan - der    a   -   mid     the  dark   shades  of   the


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 lone - ly    ash     grove.         Tis   there   where  the


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 black- bird  is      cheer -  ful - ly    sing - ing,  each 


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  war -  bler   en -  chants with  his      notes from   a


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 tree.        Ah,      then  lit -  tle     think  I    of


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  sor -  row   and     sad - ness; the      ash    grove  en -


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 chant- ing  spells   beau - ty    for       me.

Meter: 12.11.12.11.D

Besides "The Ash Grove" itself, three songs commonly set to this tune are "Let All Things Now Living," "Sent Forth by God's Blessing," and "The Irish Free State."

There is a whole web site devoted to variations of The Ash Grove.

If you like, you can hear a MIDI file of "Ash Grove".


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