The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Nobody's Darling on Earth

Out in this cold world a 5 lone
Wand'ring a (4) bout on the 1 street
4 Asking a penny for 1 bread
5 Begging for something to 1 eat

I'm nobody's darling on earth
Heaven have mercy on me
I am nobody's darling
And nobody cares for me

When I was but a young lad
Mother was taken from home
Now I have no one to love me
No one to call me their own

While others are sleeping so sound
Or dreaming of silver and gold
I'm out in this cold world alone
Wand'ring about in the cold

If I am fortunate enough
To get to that heavenly home
I will have someone to love me
Someone to call me their own

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.