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I've Been All Around This World

Up on the Blue Ridge Mountains, there I'll take my stand
(5) Up on the Blue Ridge 1 Mountains, 4 there I'll take my 1 stand
With a 4 rifle on my shoulder, six- 1 shooter in my hand
I've 5 been all around this 1 world

Hang me, oh hang me, so I'll be dead and gone,... (×2)
It's not the hangin' that I mind, it's layin' in jail so long,...

Lulu, my Lulu, now come and open the door,... (×2)
Before I have to walk on in with my old forty-four,...

Mama and Papa, baby sister make three,... (×2)
They'll walk me down to the gallows, boys, that's the last they'll see of me,...

Working on the new railroad, mud up to my knees,... (×2)
Working for old John Henry, boys, and he's mighty hard to please,...

If you meet a rich girl, send her on down the line,... (×2)
If you meet a poor gal, I'll bet she's a friend of mine,...

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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