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Bring Back to Me My Wandering Boy [core]

Out in the cold world and 4 far away from 1 home
Some mother's boy is wandering all 5 alone
With 1 no one to guide him or 4 keep his footsteps 1 right
Some mother's boy is 5 homeless to- 1 night

Oh, bring back to me my 4 wandering 1 boy
For there is no other who's left to give me 5 joy
1 Tell him his mother, with 4 faded cheeks and 1 hair
Is at the old home a 5 waiting him 1 there

Out in the hallway, there stands a vacant chair
And an old pair of shoes he used to wear
Empty's the cradle he used to love so well
Oh, how I miss him, no tongue can tell

Well I remember those parting words he said
We'll meet up yonder where tears are never shed
There'll be no goodbyes in that land so fair
When life is over, I'll meet you up there

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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.