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Sittin' on Top of the World [core]

Twas in the spring, one sunny day
My good gal 4 left me, Lord she went a 1 way

Chorus
But now she's gone, and I don't (6m) worry
'Cause I'm 1 sittin' on 5 top of the 1 world

She called me up, from El Paso
Sayin', come back Daddy, I need you so

Ashes to ashes, and dust to dust
Show me a woman that a man can trust

Don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree
Stay outta my orchard, let my peaches be

Don't you come here runnin', holdin' out your hand
Gonna get me a woman, like you got your man

Mississippi River, long, deep and wide
The woman I'm loving is on the other side

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Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
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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.

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Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
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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