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The Hills of Shiloh

[Shel Silverstein, Jim Friedman]

Shel Silverstein and Jim Friedman wrote The Hills of Shiloh in 1963. June Tabor sang it in 2011 on her second album with the Oysterband, Ragged Kingdom.

Lyrics

June Tabor sings The Hills of Shiloh

Have you seen Amanda Blaine in the Hills of Shiloh?
Walking in the morning rain in the Hills of Shiloh?
Have you seen her at her door
Listening for the cannon roar
And the man who went to war from the Hills of Shiloh?

Have you seen her standing there in the Hills of Shiloh?
Wind a-blowing through her hair in the Hills of Shiloh?
Listening for the sound of guns,
Listening for the rolling drums
And the man who never comes to the Hills of Shiloh?

Have you seen Amanda's eyes in the Hills of Shiloh?
Have you heard her mournful cries in the Hills of Shiloh?
Have you seen her running down,
Searching through the sleeping town
In her yellowed wedding gown in the Hills of Shiloh?

Have you heard Amanda sing in the Hills of Shiloh?
Whispered to her wedding ring in the Hills of Shiloh?
Heard her humming soft and low,
Poor Amanda doesn't know
Twas ended forty years ago in the Hills of Shiloh.