Nickel Creek – Sweet Afton tab
Tabbed By: Ben "The Man" Muir Verse 1: E B A E E Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, C#m B A E E Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream. Verse 2: Thou stock dove whose echo resounds thro' the glen, Ye wild whistly blackbirds in yon thorny den, Thou green crested lapwing, thy screaming forbear, I charge you, disturb not my slumbering fair. Chorus: C#m B A E E How lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills, F#m F#m A B B Far mark'd with the courses of clear winding rills; G#m A G# C#m B A E There daily I wander as noon rises high, oooh, F#m F#m A B B My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye. Verse 3: How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below, Where, wild in the woodlands, the primroses blow; There oft, as mild evening sweeps over the lea, The sweet-scented birk shades my Mary and me. Chorus: Thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides, And winds by the cot where my Mary resides; How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave, As, gathering sweet flowerets, she stems thy clear wave. Verse 4: Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes, Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays; My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream, Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dreams.