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Blue Ridge Mountain Blues

When I was young and in my prime
I left my home in Caroline
Now all I do is sit and pine
For all the folks I left behind

Chorus
I've got the Blue Ridge mountain blues
And I stand right here to say
My grip is packed to travel and I'm scratching gravel
To that Blue Ridge far away

I'm gonna stay right by my pa
I'm gonna do right by my ma
I'll hang around the cabin door
No work or worry anymore

Chorus
I've got the Blue Ridge mountain blues
Gonna see my old dog Trey
Gonna hunt the possum where the corn tops blossom
On that Blue Ridge far away

I see a window with a light
I see two heads of snowy white
I seem to hear them both recite
Where is my wandering boy tonite

Chorus
I've got the Blue Ridge mountain blues
And I stand right here to say
Every day I'm counting till I climb that mountain
On the Blue Ridge far away

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

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