Ralph Stanley – Daddys Wildwood Flower chords

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CAPO 5th
INSTRUMENTAL INTRO
D G DWell Mama was his Wildwood Flower, my Daddy used to say,
D A DAnd to prove to her he loved her, he'd play it every day.
D G DMom would look at him and smile, she'd say, "God bless my man,
D A DI don't regret one single day that I gave him my hand.
D G DThe Wildwood Flower Was his favorite song,
D A DAnd when he played for Mama, Her house became a home.
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
D G DMom took sick and passed away, this was his darkest hour.
D A DHe came home that very day and he played the Wildwood Flower.
D G DTime went by and he grew old, he'd sit and play for hours,
D A DMem'ries of Mom on his old guitar, he'd play the Wildwood Flower.
D G DThe Wildwood Flower Was his favorite song,
D A DAnd when he played for Mama, Her house became a home.
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
D G DOne night, as I walked by his house, I thought I heard his song.
D A DI heard Mama talkin', but Mom had long been gone.
D G DI looked through the window and saw God's mighty power.
D A DThere sat Mom with Daddy, he was playin' the Wildwood Flower.
D G DThe Wildwood Flower Was his favorite song,
D A DAnd when he played for Mama, Her house became a home.
INSTRUMENTAL BREAK
D G DAs he grew old, he could play no more, and his mind began to fail.
D A DWe'd often find him in the field, he seemed so old and frail.
D G DOne day, we couldn't find him, and after many days,
D A DFound him lyin' with the wildwood flowers, up on Mama's grave.
D G DThe Wildwood Flower Was his favorite song,
D A DAnd when he played for Mama, Her house became a home.
I usually repeat the chorus 3-4 times here at the end. INSTRUMENTAL OUTRO
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