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Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky [core]

Darling, I have 4 come to 1 tell you
Though it almost breaks my 5 heart
But before the 4 morning 1 darling
5 We'll be many miles a 1 part

4 Don't this road look rough and 1 rocky
Don't that sea look wide and 5 deep
1 Don't my baby 4 look the 1 sweetest
5 When she's in my arms a 1 sleep

Can't you hear the night birds crying
Far across the deep blue sea
While of others you are thinking
Won't you sometimes think of me

One more kiss before I leave you
One more kiss before we part
You have caused me lots of trouble
Darling you have broke my heart

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Play & sing along with Don't This Road Look Rough and Rocky (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.