The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Hello Stranger

Hello stranger, put your lovin' hand in mine
Hello 4 stranger put your lovin' hand in 1 mine
You are a 5 stranger but (4) you're a pal of 1 mine

Get up rounder, let a working may lay down,... (×2)
You are a rounder and you're all out and down

Every time I ride that six and fourth street car,... (×2)
I can see my baby from here behind these bars

She bowed her head, she waved both hands at me,... (×2)
I'm prison bound, I'm longing to be free

Oh I'll see you when your troubles are like mine,... (×2)
Oh I'll see you when you haven't got a dime

Weeping like a willow and mourning like a dove,... (×2)
There's a girl in the country that I really love

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.