The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

I'm Going to the West

In this fair land I'll stay no more
Here 5 labor is in 1 vain
I'll leave the 5 mountains 4 of my birth
And seek the fertile 1 plains
I'm 5 going to the 1 west

You say you will not go with me
You turn your eyes away
You say you will not follow me
No matter what I say
I'm going to the west

Three years have passed since we first met
And I became your bride
Now I must journey far away
Without you by my side
I'm going to the west

I'll leave you here, in this land you love
'Mid scenes so bright and fair
Where fragrant flowers are blooming
And music fills the air
I'm going to the west

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.