Shenandoah is a traditional American folk song dating from the 19th century. The song exists in many forms and arrangements becoming popular as a sea shanty in the 1800’s. The beautiful yet powerful melody is suited to being both sung and played as an instrumental. The melody is also quite expansive and clearly open to different interpretations. This arrangement is for violin accompanied by acoustic guitar. The playback tempo is 84 quarter note beats to the minute and violinist has the option of playing back the repeat at the octave.