The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Columbus Stockade Blues [core]

Way down in Columbus, Georgia
5 Want to be back to Tennes- 1 see
Way down in Columbus Stockade
My 5 friends all turned their backs on 1 me

4 Go and leave me if you 1 wish to
4 Never let it cross your 5 mind
If in your 1 heart you love another
5 Leave me little darlin', I don't 1 mind

Last night as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I woke, I was mistaken
I was peeping through the bars

Many hours with you I've rambled
Many nights with you I've spent alone
Now you've gone, you've gone and left me
And broken up our happy home

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Play & sing along with Columbus Stockade Blues (or any song you type in) in any key, at any speed, with real instrument recordings. You have to see it to believe it.

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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.