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Long Journey Home [core]

Lost all my money but a two dollar bill
Two dollar bill, boys, 4 two dollar 1 bill
Lost all my money but a two dollar bill
And I'm on my 5 long journey 1 home

Black smoke's a-rising, surely it's a train,...

Homesick and lonesome and feeling kinda blue,...

Cloudy in the east and it looks like rain,...

Little girl a-waitin', on down the line,...

Dark and a rainin' and I gotta go home,...

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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.
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