Me and the Wildwood Rose Lyrics - Carlene Carter

Carlene Carter I Fell In Love cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Country Rock
length: 3:55
piano: Albert Lee
lead vocals: Carlene Carter
background vocals: Carlene Carter and Levon Helm
acoustic guitar: Albert Lee
accordion: Phil Parlapiano
fiddle: David Lindley
banjo: David Lindley
autoharp: Carlene Carter
drums (drum set): Ed Greene
bass guitar: John Ciambotti
composer: Carlene Carter
lyricist: Carlene Carter
In my Grandma's house her children would sing
Guitars a twangin' and their laughter would ring
I was little but I was the biggest kid
I wanted to do what the grown-ups did

In a big shiny car we'd head down the road
To sing for the miners who brought out the coal
Many a time I slept on the floorboard cold
On a quilt with my little sister
The Wildwood Rose

And if I could change a thing in this world
I'd go back to the days
When Grandma and her girls
Were singing sweet and low
For me and the Wildwood Rose

We'd be way down the road by the break of dawn
Biscuits and gravy and a truck stop song
In a world all my own I saw what I saw
And in the rear view mirror I'd get a wink from my Grandma


A lee a o a lee a o o lay dee who
A lee o lay dee

Oh I'll always remember the day that she died
My daddy he called me and he started to cry
I rode on an airplane with all of my pain
My tears would not stop
We stood in a circle and sang


For me and the Wildwood Rose
For me and the Wildwood Rose
For me and the Wildwood Rose
A lee a o
A lee a o lay dee who

Lyrics licensed by
CD 1
  • 1 I Fell In Love
  • 2 Come On Back
  • 3 The Sweetest Thing
  • 4 My Dixie Darlin'
  • 5 Goodnight Dallas
  • 6 One Love
  • 7 The Leavin' Side
  • 8 Guardian Angel
  • 9 Me and the Wildwood Rose
  • 10 You Are the One
  • 11 Easy From Now On