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I Was Born In East Virginia

(Traditional)

Lead Vocals: Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork
Recorded At: RCA Victor Studio C, Hollywood
Date: March 11, 1967

A Peter Tork banjo favorite, "I Was Born In East Virginia" was, like "Zilch" and "Band 6," on of several off the cuff numbers that the band attempted to weave into the final album. At one point, the Monkees toyed with using a portion of this recording to close out "Randy Scouse Git."

On CD:
Headquarters Sessions (2000), Rhino Handmade RHM2 7715


Lyrics:

I was born in East Virginia
North Carolina, I did roam
There I met a fair young maiden
Her name and age, I do not know

Her hair, it was of a light brown color
Cheeks, they were a ruby red
On her breast she wore white lillies
Where I longed to lay my head

I'd rather be in some dark hollow
Where the sun refused to shine
Then to see you with another
And to know you'll never be mine

I was born in East Virginia
North Carolina, I did roam
There I met a fair young maiden
Her name and age, I do not know
Her name and age, I do not know



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