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My Clinch Mountain Home

In the hills far away, on the sunny mountain side
Many 4 years ago we parted, my little Ruth and 1 I
On that 5 sunny mountain 1 side

She clung to me and trembled, put her head upon my breast
I told her I would wed her when I came back from the West
To my old Clinch Mountain home

Carry me 4 back to old Vir- 1 ginia
Back to 5 my old mountain 1 home
Carry me 4 back to old Vir- 1 ginia
Back to 5 my Clinch Mountain 1 home

She put her arms around me when I told her we must part
She said don't go my darling, it almost breaks my heart
To think of you, so far apart

In my hand I hold a picture of the old home far away
In the other one my darling, I'm thinking of today
On that sunny mountain side

My mother's old and feeble and my father's getting gray
I'm going back to Virginia, and I expect to stay
At my old Clinch Mountain home

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.