1. Oh, the West Virginia hills!
How majestic and how grand,
With their summits bathed in
glory, Like our Prince
Is it any wonder then, That my
heart with rapture thrills,
As I stand once more with loved
ones On those West Virginia
Oh, the hills, beautiful hills,
How I love those West Virginia
If o'er sea o'er land I roam,
Still I'll think of happy home,
And my friends among the West
Oh, the West Virginia hills!
Where my childhood hours were
Where I often wandered lonely,
And the future tried to cast;
Many are our visions bright,
Which the future ne'er fulfills;
But how sunny were my daydreams
On those West Virginia hills!
Oh, the West Virginia hills! How
unchang'd they seem to stand,
With their summits pointed
skyward To the Great Almighty's
Many changes I can see, Which my
heart with sadness fills;
But no changes can be noticed In
those West Virginia hills.
Oh, the West Virginia hills! I
must bid you now adieu.
In my home beyond the mountains
I shall ever dream of you;
In the evening time of life, If
my Father only wills,
I shall still behold the vision
Of those West Virginia hills.