Wildwood Flower

by Cory Goodrich

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released August 2, 2016

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Track Name: Wildwood Flower
I'll twine 'mid the ringlets
Of my raven black hair,
The lilies so pale
And the roses so fair,
The myrtle so bright
With an emerald hue,
And the pale amaryllis
And violets so blue.

I'll sing, and I'll dance,
My laugh shall be gay,
I'll cease this wild weeping
Drive sorrow away,
Tho' my heart is now breaking,
He’ll never know,
his name made me tremble
my pale cheek to glow.

He told me he loved me,
And promis'd to love,
Through ill and misfortune,
All others above,
Another has won him,
Ah! misery to tell;
He left me in silence
No word of farewell!

He taught me to love him,
He call'd me his flower
That blossom'd for him
All the brighter each hour;
But I woke from my dreaming,
My idol was clay;
My visions of love
Have faded away.
I'll think of him never
I'll be wildly gay,
I'll charm ev'ry heart
And the crowd I will sway,
I'll live yet to see him
Regret the dark hour
He won, then neglected,
This frail wildwood flower.
Track Name: Tiny Sparrow
Come all ye fair and tender maidens
Take warning how you court your men
They're like the stars on a summer's mornin'
First they'll appear and then they're gone

If I had known before I courted
What all his lyin' could have done
I'd have locked my heart in a box of golden
And never would have courted none

I wish I were a tiny sparrow
And I had wings and I could fly
I'd fly away to my own true lover
And all he'd ask I would deny

For love is handsome, love is charming
And love is pretty while it's new
But love grows cold as love grows old
And fades away like the mornin' dew
And fades away like the mornin' dew

Alas I'm not a tiny sparrow
I have not wings nor can I fly
And on this earth in grief and sorrow
I am bound until I die
Track Name: Sycamore Tree
Take me to the sycamore tree,
my love is waiting there.
Crowned with boughs of evergreen
and roses in his hair.
Though the tides of time turn on,
the lover’s time is brief.
Marked by rings around the tree,
The measure of her grief

Underneath the sycamore tree
As children we would play
Weaving crowns of dandelion greens
To mark the summer day
When night comes in and steals the flame
Of childhood’s burning fire,
Turned to fancies of the heart
Unquenchable desire

Take me to the sycamore tree
Beneath her leafy bowers
Shielded by her guarding arms
From falling, burning towers.
My love is ever waiting still
For partings are unkind
Now my heart shall join him there
In roots and earth entwined.
Track Name: I Wanna Be A Real Cowboy Girl
I love all the roar and the rattle
The low and the bellow of cattle
I love to see the cowboys
At the rodeo

The herd I can hear is stinging
And I can see lariats swinging
My heart is always happy
At the rodeo

I want to be a real cowboy girl
And wear all the buckles and straps
And know how it feels to wear spurs on my heels
And strut around in my chaps

I want to wear a ten-gallon hat
And a belt that is four inches wide
And ride like the Deuce on a buckskin cayuse
With the cowboy I love by my side.
Ah de oh lay-dlee oh
Ah de oh lay-dlee oh
Ah-dee oh LAY-eee OH-hh DEE-le-oh
De oh lay-dlee oh
Ah de oh lay-dlee oh
De oh La-ee-ay Lay-ee-oh
Lay-ee-ay Lay- Ee -ooo

I dream of the song and it lingers
In my heart I can hear all the singers
As they sing of love and friendship
At the rodeo

I love to ride in the open
On a great big cayuse just a lopin'
I'll be happy with my cowboy
From the rodeo

I want to be a real cowboy girl
And wear all the buckles and straps
And know how it feels to wear spurs on my heels
And strut around in my chaps

I want to wear a ten-gallon hat
And a belt that is four inches wide
And bulldog a steer at the fair every year
And jump on my pony and ride
Track Name: Shenandoah
Oh Shenandoah, I long to see you
Away you rolling river
Oh Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Away, I'm bound away, across the wide Missouri


0h Shenandoah, I love your daughter
Away you rolling river
For her I’ve crossed the rolling water
Away, I'm bound away, across the wide Missouri


'Tis seven years since last I've seen you,
Away, you rolling river.
Oh Shenandoah, I’ll not deceive you
Away, we're bound away
'Cross the wide Missouri.

A thousand moons since you were taken
Away you rolling river
Your beauty and your heart forsaken
Away, I'm bound away, across the wide Missouri

A river flows as time does onward
Away you rolling river
Your destiny is hers no longer
Away, we’re bound away, across the wide Missouri
Track Name: Still in Love
Time ticks on. Seasons change.
Still my heart beats true.
Crimson leaves lay on the ground
I’m still in love with you

Sorrow marks the passing days
Tears are morning dew.
Snowflakes fall like my hope fell
And I’m still in love with you.

There’s no happily ever after.
Children’s stories we outgrew
The dragons that I slew
Weren’t enough to rescue you.

Counting minutes. Counting hours
Til my heart is new
Springtime, winter, summer, fall
I’ll be in love with you.
Always in love.
Track Name: Home To You
I’ve waited so long for my day to come.
I’ve lived some dreams and I’ve abandoned some
But still I’m out here chasing something to call my own.
There are things we have to sacrifice
You want the moon, you’re bound to pay a price
I know sometimes you get tired of feeling you’re alone.

Do you wonder what I’m thinking
When I am reaching for the stars
I think of….
Days chasing butterflies and the wonder in your eyes
Summer evenings laughing in the park
Nights staring at the stars and
Discovering who we are
Confidences whispered in the dark
No matter how far I go
Darling you know
I’ll make my way back home to you.

I know you worry that the things I do
will start to matter to me more than you
missing way too many moments with my head up in the clouds.

I will be there darling when I can
Hope to heaven that you understand
You’re the one that keeps me on solid ground
If you wonder what I long for
When I am working on the road. I long for….