The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music


Rocky Island [core]

Went up on the Mountain, sow a little cane
See my candy darlin', 4/5 pretty little Liza 1 Jane

Chorus
Going to Rocky Island, ho honey ho
Seein' my candy darlin', you know I love her so

Wish I had a big fat horse, corn to feed him on
Pretty little girl to stay at home, feed him when I'm gone

Dark clouds a-risin', sure sign of rain
Put your old gray bonnet on, sweet little Liza Jane

You go ride the old gray horse and I'll go ride along
You get there before I do, leave my girl alone

Wish I had a pretty little bowl to put my baby in
I'd pick it up and kiss it twice and put it there again

Available in these books:

Get Started Plus:
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