FluteTree : Songbook : with finger pictures : Popular 6-hole Native American Flute
    X:1
    T:Shenandoah
    C:Based upon Richard Runciman Terry's version from 'The Shanty Book' (1921)
    C:Arranged for NAF by Robert Gatliff
    M:4/4
    L:1/4
    K:E
    F|A/2A/2 A3/2 B/2 c/2=d/2|[M:3/4]f/2 e3/2 (a/2g/2)|f3/2 e/2 f/2e/2|c/2 e3/2 e|
    [M:4/4] f/2f/2 f3/2 c/2 e/2c/2|[M:3/4]B/2 A3/2 B|c3/2B/2 c3/4f/4|e3|A3/4B/4 c3/2B/2|B !fermata! A x |]
    W:
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you.  Away you rolling river.
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you.  Away I'm bound to go 'cross the wide Missouri.
    W: 
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter. Away you rolling river.
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I love your daughter. Away, I'm bound to go 'cross the wide Missouri.
    W:
    W: 'Tis seven long years since last I see thee. Away you rolling river.
    W: 'Tis seven long years since last I see thee. Away, we're bound to go 'cross the wide Missouri.
    W:
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I took a notion. Away you rolling river.
    W: To sail across the stormy ocean. Away I'm bound to go 'cross the wide Missouri.
    W:
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I'm bound to leave you, Away you rolling river.
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I'll not deceive you. Away I'm bound to go 'cross the wide Missouri.
    W:
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you, Away you rolling river.
    W: Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you. Away I'm bound to go 'cross the wide Missouri.
    W:
  

Arrangement Note: Growing up, I always heard the baritone version starts which started with a low "Oh___" and rises in pitch to "Shenandoah", but this would start the melody below the lowest pitch on the flute. You could trick the flute in playing a lower pitch by covering all holes and raising your leg to half cover the far end of the flute. A tricky technique to say the least, and on many flutes, this would still not play a low enough pitch. If this first note, does note sound right to you, then substitute something else that sounds better to you. The FluteTree songbook includes an alternative version of this melody that is entirely in 4/4 time and replaces the troublesome first note with an 'E' [xox|ooo].