The Trees They Grow High

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This example of "The Trees They Grow High" is performed by Bernie and Barbara McDonald
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Oh the trees they grow high and the leaves they grow green
Many is the time that my own true love I've seen
Many is an hour that I've watched him all alone
For he's young but he's daily growin'.

Father dear father, you've done me a great wrong
For you've married me to a lad who is too young
I am twice twelve and he is but fourteen
He's young but he's daily growin'.

Daughter, dear daughter, I've done you no wrong
For I have married you to a brave lord's son
And he will be a man to you when I am dead and gone
He's young but he's daily growin'.

Oh father, dear father, if you do see fit,
Send my love to college for one year yet
And tie blue ribbons all about his hair ,
To let the ladies know that he's married

And one day as I was looking o'er my father's castle wall
I spied all the boys a-playin in the hall
My own true love was the flower of them all
For he's young but he's daily growin'.

At the age of fourteen, he was a married man
At the age of fifteen he was a father of a son
At the age of sixteen upon his grave the grass gew long
For cruel death had put an end to his growin

Oh the trees they grow high and the leaves they grow green
Many is the time that my own true love I've seen
Many is an hour that I've watched him all alone
For he's young but he's daily growin'.