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All the Good Times Are Past and Gone [core]

I wish to the Lord I'd never been born
Or died when I was young
I never would have seen your sparkling blue eyes
Or heard your lying tongue

Chorus
All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep no more

Don't you see that passenger train
Coming around the bend
It's taking me away from this lonesome old town
Never to return again

Don't you see that lonesome dove
Flying from pine to pine
He's mourning for his own true love
Just like I mourn for mine

Come back, come back, my own true love
And stay awhile with me
If ever I've had a friend in this world
You've been a friend to me

Available in these books:

Get Started Plus:
Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.


A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com