Who Sang Wildwood Flower? June Carter Cash

June Carter Cash Wildwood Flower cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2003-9-9
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Country/Ballad
length: 4:27
bass: Dennis Crouch
background vocals: Tiffany Anastasia Lowe, Lorrie Carter Bennett, Laura Cash and Johnny Cash
acoustic guitar: Norman Blake and Laura Cash
mandolin: Nancy Blake
autoharp: June Carter Cash
composer: A.P. Carter
lyricist: A.P. Carter
I will twine mid my ringlets of raven black hair
The lilies so pale and the roses so fair
And the myrtle so bright with an emerald hue
The pale amaryllis and violets so blue
I will dance I will sing and my laugh will be gay
I'll cease this wild weeping drive sorrow away
Tho my heart is now breaking, he'll never know
His name made me tremble, my pale cheeks to glow

He told me he loved me and promised to love
Through ill and misfortunes all others above
Now another has won him, oh misery to tell
He left me in silence no word of farewell
He taught me to love him, he called me his flower
That blossomed for him all the brighter each hour
But I awoke from my dreaming, my idol was clay
My visions of love have all faded away

I'll think of him never, I'll be wildly gay
I'll charm every heart and the crowd I will sway
I'll live yet to see him regret the dark hour
He won and neglected the frail wildwood flower

CD 1
  • 1 Keep on the Sunny Side
  • 2 The Road to Kaintuck
  • 3 (Carter Girls intro) Kneeling Drunkard’s Plea
  • 4 Storms Are on the Ocean
  • 5 (Little Junie intro) Temptation
  • 6 Big Yellow Peaches
  • 7 Alcatraz
  • 8 Sinking in the Lonesome Sea
  • 9 Church in the Wildwood / Lonesome Valley
  • 10 Cannonball Blues
  • 11 Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?
  • 12 Anchored in Love
  • 13 Wildwood Flower