She was the oldest daughter of William Byrd
An early American Colonial father
& founder of the city of Richmond
They say she haunts the grounds of Westover
Located on the James River
Her erratic appearances never threaten anyone
Seems she made a vow to be a friendly ghost

Oh Evelyn was born in Westover
In 1707
She lived in Virginia ‘til she was ten
They sent her to England for an education
At 16 years she fell in love with a man
Her father deemed unsuitable for her hand
It was an older man

Oh Evelyn always smiles
When she makes an occasional appearance
On the Westover grounds or in the plantation house
Oh Evelyn’s usually dressed in white
Or sometimes lace & green velvet
With her hair pulled back tight she’s really not such a
fright

Her father had a will that would not bend
& he forced the courtship to come to an end
So at age nineteen its Virginia again
She withdrew from life but kept one friend
Her best friend Anne from the next plantation
For eleven years she withered away
Until Evelyn finally died

Prior to her death the girls made a pact
That after death they’d both come back
And not long after Evelyn died
Anne was the first to see her ghost
Under the tulip trees in the poplar grove
She smiled at Anne and then disappeared

Oh Evelyn always smiles
When she makes an occasional appearance
On the Westover grounds or in the plantation house
Oh Evelyn’s usually dressed in white
Or sometimes lace & green velvet
With her hair pulled back tight she’s really not such a
fright

Oh Evelyn doesn’t look like a ghost
When you see her there’s no fog or smoke
She’s often been mistaken for a guest of the house
She’s been seen walking with another figure
Perhaps it’s the ghost of her best friend Anne
Or more likely her long lost man

Oh Evelyn always smiles
When she makes an occasional appearance
On the Westover grounds or in the plantation house
Oh Evelyn’s usually dressed in white
Or sometimes lace & green velvet
With her hair pulled back tight she’s really not such a
fright




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Tom Potter:
acoustic guitar / bass / mandolin / vocal

Steve Fillicelli:
percussion

Ceasar D:
flute

Stevie Dawn Fillicelli:
backing vocals

Cris Haun:
backing vocals
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