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Down Among the Budded Roses [core]

Little sweetheart we have 5 parted
From each other we must 1 go
4 Many miles may sepa 1 rate us
5 In this world of care and 1 woe
But I can't forget the 5 promise
That you made me in the 1 lane
4 When you said we'd be to- 1 gether
5 When the roses bloom 1 again

Down among the budded roses
I am nothing but a stem
I have parted from my darling
Never more to meet again

Will this parting be forever
Or will there be a coming day
When our hearts will be united
And all sorrows pass away
Darling, meet me up in heaven
That's my true and earnest prayer
If you love me here on earth dear
Then I know you'll love me there

Now this parting gives me sorrow
And it almost breaks my heart
Tell me darling will you love me
When we meet, no more to part
There our hearts will be united
Free from every pain and care
In the land of life eternal
In that city bright and fair

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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.