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Don't Let Your Deal Go Down [core]

6 Don't let your deal go 2 down
5 Don't let your deal go 1 down
6 Don't let your deal go 2 down
Till your 5 last gold dollar is 1 gone

Well, I've been all around this whole wide world
Been down to Memphis, Tennessee
Any old place to hang my hat
Looks like home to me

Now I left my little girl crying
Standing in the door
Throwed her arms around my neck
Saying, "Honey, please don't go."

Now where did you get them high-top shoes
Dress you wear so fine
Got my shoes from a railroad man
And my dress from a driver in the mine

Now, I've been all around this whole wide world, Done most everything
I've played cards with the king and the queen, Discard the ace and the ten

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Play & sing along with Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (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.