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Goin' Across the Mountain

Goin' across the mountain
5 oh fare you 1 well
Goin' across the mountain
you can 4 hear my banjo 1 tell

Got my rations on my back
my powder it is dry
I'm a-goin' across the mountain
Chrissie don't you cry

Goin' across the mountain
to join the boys in blue
When this war is over
I'll come back to you

Goin' across the mountain
If I have to crawl
To give old Jeff's men
a little of my rifle ball

Way before it's good daylight
if nothing happens to me
I'll be way down yonder
in old Tennessee

I expect you'll miss me when I'm gone
but I'm going through
When this war is over
I'll come back to you

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.