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Rain and Snow [core]

Well I married me a 7b wife, gave me trouble all my 1 life
Run me out in that 7b cold rain and 1 snow
Rain and sno-o-o 7b o-o-o 1 o-ow Lord, Run me out in that 7b cold rain and 1 snow

She come downstairs, combin' back her yellow hair
And her cheeks were as red as a rose
As a rose, Lord, And her cheeks were as red as a rose

Well I done all I could do, tryin' to get along with you
And I ain't gonna be treated this a-way
This a-way, Lord, And I ain't gonna be treated this a-way

Well, she came into the room, there she met her fatal doom
And I ain't gonna be treated this a-way
This a-way, Lord, And I ain't gonna be treated this a-way

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