The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Amber Tresses

Far away in sunny 4 mountains
1 Where the merry sunbeams 5 play
1 There I wandered through the 4 clover
5 Singing to a village 1 maid

5 She was dearer than the 1 dearest
Ever loving kind and 5 true
1 And she wore beneath her 4 bonnet
5 Amber tresses tied in 1 blue

Fate decreed that we be parted
Ere the leaves of autumn fell
Then two hearts were separated
That had loved each other well

She was all I had to cherish
Ever loving king and true
Now I see in every vision
Amber tresses tied in blue

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.