Song facts: “On Top of Old Smokey” is a traditional American folk song that was popularised by the folksinging group The Weavers in the 1950s.

Harmonica type: diatonic

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On top of old Smokey, 
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All covered with snow
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I lost my true lover 
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From courting too slow
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Now courting is pleasure
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And parting is grief
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And a false hearted lover 
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Is worse than a thief

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A thief will just rob you 
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And take what you have
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A false hearted lover 
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Will lead you to the grave
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The grave will decay you 
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And turn you to dust
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Not one boy in a hundred 
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A poor girl can trust
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They hug you and kiss you
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And tell you more lies
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Than cross-ties on the railroad
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Or stars in the sky

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So come all young maidens
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And listen to me
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Never place your affections
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On a green willow tree
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The leaves they will whither
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The roots they will die
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You'll all be forsaken, and never know why

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