Ellie Rhee

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Traditional
26 Aug 1974

Ellie Rhee, so dear to me
Is gone for ever more.
And our home was down in Tennessee
Before this cruel war.

Carry me back to Tennessee;
That's where I long to be.
Among the fields of yellow, yellow corn,
With my darling Ellie Rhee.

Well, why should I from day to day
Keep wishing to be free.
From the master I run away,
For to be with my Ellie Rhee.

Carry me back to Tennessee;
That's where I long to be.
Among the fields of yellow, yellow corn,
With my darling Ellie Rhee.

Oh Ellie Rhee so dear to me,
She's gone for ever more.
And our home was down, down in Tennessee
Before this cruel war.

Carry me back to Tennessee;
That's where I long to be.
Among the fields of yellow, yellow corn,
With my darling Ellie Rhee.

With my darling Ellie Rhee.
With my darling Ellie Rhee...

sitenote:
This song was finally released as a bonus track on the remastered and expanded version of Sunday's Child (2005). It was recorded 26 August 1974 at Island Studios, Hammersmith.
It was also recorded live in Australia during John's second tour, during a performance at the Kirk Gallery, Sydney, July 1978 but never released.