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Where the Soul of Man Never Dies [core]

To Canaan's land I'm on (4) my 1 way, Where the soul (of man) never 5 dies,
My 1 darkest night will turn (4) to 1 day, Where the soul (of man) 5 never 1 dies.

Chorus, lead
No sad farewell, No tear-dimmed eyes
Where all is love, And the soul never dies

Chorus, harmony
Dear friends there'll be no sad farewell, There'll be no tear-dimmed eyes
Where all is peace and joy and love, And the soul of man never dies

A rose is blooming there for me,...
And I will spend eternity,...

A love light beams across the foam,...
It shines to light the shores of home,...

My life will end in deathless sleep,...
And everlasting joys I'll reap,...

I'm on my way to that fair land,...
Where there will be no parting hand,...

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