ARTIST: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
TITLE: The Simple Joys of Maidenhood
Lyrics and Chords


[Capo 4]

St. Genevieve! St. Genevieve!
It's Guenevere, remember me?
St. Genevieve! St. Genevieve!
I'm over here beneath this tree
You know how faithful and devout I am
You must admit I've always been a lamb
But, Genevieve, St. Genevieve

/ G - B Em / C CG D - / Bm - Em - / C - D - /
   / Bb - F - / / G - B Em / 

I won't obey you any more
You've gone a bit too far
I won't be bid and bargain'd for
Like beads in a bazaar

/ B F# / / / / 

St. Genevieve, I've run away
Eluded them and fled
And from now on I intend to pray
To someone else instead

/ C G / / / / 

Oh, Genevieve, St. Genevieve
Where were you when my youth was sold?
Dear Genevieve, sweet Genevieve
Shan't I be young before I'm old?

/ G - B Em / C CG D - / Bm - Em - / C - D - /

Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?
Where are all those adoring, daring boys?
Where's the knight pining so for me
He leaps to death in woe for me?
Oh, where are a maiden's simple joys?

/ G D7 G - C - D7 - / G D7 G Em C - - Cm / 
    / G B7 Em G / C D7 Am Em / G - - - Am7 - D7 - /

Shan't I have the normal life a maiden should?
Shall I never be rescued in the wood?
Shall two knights never tilt for me
And let their blood be spilt for me?
Oh, where are the simple joys of maidenhood?

... / G Am7 G Am G D7 G - /

Shall I not be on a pedestal
Worshipped and competed for?
Not be carried off, or better st'll
Cause a little war?

/ C - Cmaj7 - / C - Am - / Am7 A7 G D / A9 - Am7 D7 /

Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?
Are those sweet, gentle pleasures gone for good?
Shall a feud not begin for me?
Shall kith not kill their kin for me?
Oh, where are the trivial joys
Harmless, convivial joys
Where are the simple joys of maidenhood?

... / G D7sus4 G C / G D7 GA7 D7 / G D7 G CG G D7 - G - /

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