The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Darling Alalee

Sweet Alalee so 4 dear to me, She's 2 gone for- 5 ever 1 more
My home was down in 4 Tennessee, Be- 2 fore the 5 cruel 1 war

Then 4 carry me back to 1 Tennessee, There's where I long to 5 be
a 1 mong the fields of 4 yellow corn, With my 2 darling 5 Ala 1 lee

Oh why did I from day to day, Keep wishing to be free
And from my master run away, And leave my Alalee

They said that I would soon be free, And happy all the day
But if they take me back again, I'll never run away

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Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

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.