Aura Lee

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Music by George R. Poulton
Lyrics by William W. Fosdick

VERSE 1

G                  Am 
When the blackbird in the spring,

D7            G 
On the willow tree 

                Am 
Sat and rocked, I heard him sing,

D7           G 
Singing Aura Lee.

B         Em 
Aura Lee, Aura Lee,

        Am     B 
Maid of golden hair;

G              Am 
Sunshine came along with thee,

    D7              G 
And swallows in the air.

CHORUS

B 
Aura Lee 

Em             B 
Maid of golden hair;

G              D7 
Sunshine came along with thee,

    G        D7     G 
And swallows in the air.

VERSE 2

G                Am 
In thy blush the rose was born,

D7              G 
Music, when you spake,

                    Am 
Through thine azure eye the morn,

D7                   G 
Sparkling, seemed to break.

B         Em 
Aura Lee, Aura Lee,

         Am      B 
Birds of crimson wing

G               Am 
Never song have sung to me,

   D7            G 
As in that sweet spring.

CHORUS

B 
Aura Lee 

Em             B 
Maid of golden hair;

G              D7 
Sunshine came along with thee,

    G        D7     G 
And swallows in the air.

VERSE 3

G             Am 
Aura Lee! the bird may flee,

D7              G 
The willow's golden hair

                     Am 
Swing through winter fitfully,

D7            G 
On the stormy air.

B               Em 
Yet if thy blue eyes I see,

           Am     B 
Gloom will soon depart;

G                Am 
For to me, sweet Aura Lee

   D7                   G 
Is sunshine through the heart.

CHORUS

B 
Aura Lee 

Em             B 
Maid of golden hair;

G              D7 
Sunshine came along with thee,

    G        D7     G 
And swallows in the air.

VERSE 4

G              Am 
When the mistletoe was green,

 D7                 G 
'Midst the winter's snows,

                Am 
Sunshine in thy face was seen,

D7              G 
Kissing lips of rose.

B         Em 
Aura Lee, Aura Lee,

        Am     B 
Take my golden ring;

G                Am 
Love and light return with thee,

    D7                G 
And swallows with the spring.

CHORUS

B 
Aura Lee 

Em             B 
Maid of golden hair;

G              D7 
Sunshine came along with thee,

    G        D7     G 
And swallows in the air.

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Minor B Major D7 E Minor G Major
Guitar A Minor B Major D7 E Minor G Major
Mandolin A Minor B Major D7 E Minor G Major
Piano A Minor B Major D7 E Minor G Major
Ukulele A Minor B Major D7 E Minor G Major