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Going to Georgia [core]

Had a dream the other night
when 4 everything was 1 still
Thought I saw my Georgia belle
5 comin' down the 1 hill

Chorus
Goin' to Georgia, 4 Goin' there to 1 stay
Goin' to Georgia, 5 Wor'y my life a 1 way

Beefsteak when I'm hungry
whiskey when I'm dry
Cornbread when I'm hard up
sweet heaven when I die

Going to Georgia, marry if I can
When I leave ol' Georgia, I'll be a single man

Going to Atlanta, just to look around
If things don't suit me, I'll find another town

My foot's in my stirrup, my bridle's in my hand
I'm courting you darling to marry if I can

My children are hungry I'm sick in my bed
My husband's a drunkard I wish I was dead

Available in these books:

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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