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Lonesome Road Blues [core]

I'm going down the road feelin' bad
I'm 4 going down the road feelin' 1 bad
I'm 4 going down the road feelin' 1 bad, Lord, Lord
And I 5 ain't a-gonna be treated this a 1 way

I'm way down in jail on my knees,... (×3)

I'm going where the climate suits my clothes,... (×3)

They feed me on cornbread and beans,... (×3)

These two dollar shoes hurt my feet,... (×3)

Ten dollar shoes suit me fine,... (×3)

I'm going if I never come back,... (×3)

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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.
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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