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I Wonder How the Old Folks Are at Home

Well, I wonder how the 4 old folks are at 1 home
I wonder if they miss me while I 4 roam
I wonder if they pray for the 1 boy who went away
And 2 left his dear old parents all a 5 lone

You could 1 hear the cattle 4 lowing in the 1 lane
You could see the fields of blue grass where I 4 roamed
You could almost hear them cry as they 1 kissed their boy goodbye
I 2 wonder how the 5 old folks are at 1 home

Just a village and a homestead on the farm
And a mother's love to shield you from all harm
A sweetheart brave and true where troubles were so few
A village and a homestead on the farm

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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.