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[Verse 1]
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Look away, you rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Look away. We're bound away
Across the wide Missouri

[Verse 2]
Now the Missouri is a mighty river
Look away, you rolling river
Indians camp along her border
Look away. We're bound away
Across the wide Missouri

[Verse 3]
Well a white man loved an Indian maiden
Look away, you rolling river
With notions his canoe was laden
Look away, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri

[Verse 4]
Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter
Look away, you rolling river
It was for her I'd cross the water
Look away, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri

[Verse 5]
For seven long years I courted Sally
Look away, you rolling river
Seven more years I longed to have her
Look away, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri

[Verse 6]
Well, it's fare-thee-well, my dear
I'm bound to leave you
Look away you rolling river
Shenandoah, I will not deceive you
Look away, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri

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