Gentle Annie

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Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster

VERSE 1

          D       A7           D 
Thou wilt come no more, gentle Annie,

G      D          E7           A 
Like a flower thy spirit did depart;

         D      A7            D 
Thou art gone, alas! like the many 

G         D              A7           D 
That have bloomed in the summer of my heart.

CHORUS

         G            D 
Shall we never more behold thee;

      Bm       E7             A 
Never hear thy winning voice again 

         D          A7            D 
When the springtime comes, gentle Annie,

G        D                A7                 D 
When the wild flowers are scattered o'er the plain?

VERSE 2

        D          A7             D 
We have roamed and loved 'mid the bowers 

G        D     E7                   A 
When thy downy cheeks were in their bloom;

      D      A7            D 
Now I stand alone 'mid the flowers 

G          D            A7                D 
While they mingle their perfumes o'er thy tomb.

CHORUS

         G            D 
Shall we never more behold thee;

      Bm       E7             A 
Never hear thy winning voice again 

         D          A7            D 
When the springtime comes, gentle Annie,

G        D                A7                 D 
When the wild flowers are scattered o'er the plain?

VERSE 3

        D          A7          D 
Ah! the hours grow sad while I ponder 

G        D      E7                  A 
Near the silent spot where thou art laid,

       D          A7          D 
And my heart bows down when I wander 

G      D               A7               D 
By the streams and the meadows where we strayed.

CHORUS

         G            D 
Shall we never more behold thee;

      Bm       E7             A 
Never hear thy winning voice again 

         D          A7            D 
When the springtime comes, gentle Annie,

G        D                A7                 D 
When the wild flowers are scattered o'er the plain?

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Chords

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 G Major
Guitar A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 G Major
Mandolin A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 G Major
Piano A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 G Major
Ukulele A Major A7 B Minor D Major E7 G Major