Sweet Afton
Nickel Creek Lyrics

Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
Flow gently, I'll sing thee a song in thy praise;
My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream,
Flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream.

Thou stock-dove whose echo resounds through the glen,
Oh, ye wild whistling blackbirds in yon thorny den,
Thou green-crested lapwing, thy screaming forbear,
I charge you disturb not my slumbering fair.
Oh, how lofty, sweet Afton, thy neighboring hills
Far marked with the courses of clear winding rills,
There daily I wander as noon rises high
My flocks and my Mary's sweet cot in my eye.

How pleasant thy banks and green valleys below,
Where wild in the woodlands the primroses blow;
There oft as mild Evening sweeps over the lea
The sweet scented birk shades my Mary and me.

Though thy crystal stream, Afton, how lovely it glides,
And winds by the cot where my Mary resides,
How wanton thy waters her snowy feet lave,
As gathering sweet flowerets she stems thy clear wave.

Flow gently, sweet Afton, among thy green braes,
Flow gently, sweet river, the theme of my lays,
My Mary's asleep by thy murmuring stream,
So, flow gently, sweet Afton, disturb not her dream

Written by: CHRIS THILE

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4 Eyed Animation

Can this song go on forever?

Random Man

Take one for the team and post a 10 hour loop

Moonbot 7

4 Eyed Animation it still on my side

Larry Martin

Takes me back to a place I've never been but I know is in me. Genetic memory I suppose.

Kane Koubsky

This band was one of the musical pillars of my childhood.


I sing this staring out on the bay as the sun colors the morning sky. What a fine blend don't cha know. I sure miss you Nickelcreek.

JJ Cat


Lauri H.T.

Saw them live in Jacksonville Oregon & they sound just like this... they are magical.

Evelyn Grace

I also grew up listening to this song myself. So thank you nickle creek for giving me a few happy memories in my messy childhood. Your songs were my best friends and your melodic stories put me to sleep. 🖤💜❤️

Elizabeth Lund

My cousin walked down the isle to this song. Most beautiful moment.

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