An album of acoustic duets featuring David Grisman and Jerry Garcia. Very cool, as you can listen to them trace the roots of folk music.

also: an old, old folk song. Here's one version of the lyric:

Shady grove my little love
Shady grove my dear
Shady grove my little love
I'm bound to leave you here

Wish I was in shady grove
Sittin in a rockin chair
And if those blues would bother me
I'd rock away from there

Had a banjo made of gold
Every string would shine
The only song that it would play
Wish that girl was mine


When I was in shady grove
Heard them pretty birds sing
The next time I go to shady grove
Take along a diamond ring

When you go to catch a fish
Fish with a hook and line
When you go to court a girl
Never look behind


When I was a little boy
All I wanted was a knife
Now I am a great big boy
I'm lookin for a wife


A station of the D.C. Metro system.

General Information
Line: Red
Address: Redland Road and Somerville Drive, Rockville, MD
Location: Intersection of Redland Road and Somerville Drive
Parking: Available, $2.25/day.
Opened: December 15, 1984

Last Trains
Glenmont, weekdays: 11:30pm
Glenmont, weekends: 1:30am

Bus Lines
Metrobus: Q2
Ride-On: 43, 53, 55, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 90, 124
MTA: 991

The northwestern terminus of the red line, the Shady Grove station serves commuters from the rest of Montgomery County. WMATA has a service and inspection yard here, and Montgomery County has a bus depot behind the station.

From here you can...
go back to the Metro project,
jump to the red line,
or go inbound to Rockville.

As hodgepodge mentioned, there are many versions of this song. The one I learned takes "Shady Grove" not as a location, but as the name of the girl to whom the song is addressed. Hm, interesting. Apparently there is also a version in which Shady Grove is a prostitute into the bargain. Unfortunately, I don't know that one.

In this version, the chorus starts after the first verse, and repeats after every verse throughout, with a variation at the very end.

Went to see my Shady Grove, standing in the door
Shoes and stockings in her hand, little bare feet on the floor.

Shady Grove, my true love, Shady Grove I know
Shady Grove, my true love, I'm bound for Shady Grove.

Peaches in the summertime, apples in the fall
If I can't have the one I love then I won't have none at all.

Some come here to fiddle and dance, some come here to tarry
Some come here to fiddle and dance, but I come here to marry.

Fly around my blue-eyed girl, fly around my daisy
Fly around my blue-eyed girl, almost drive me crazy.

Wish I had a banjo string made of golden twine
Every tune I'd pick on it is "I wish that girl were mine".

Shady Grove, Shady Grove, Shady Grove I know I know
Shady Grove, my true love, I'm bound for Shady Grove.

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