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Late Last Night [core]

It was 4 late last night when 1 Willie came home
I 5 heard him a-rapping on the 1 door
He's a 4 slipping and a-sliding with his 1 new shoes on
Papa said, 5 Willie don't you rap no 1 more

4 Way downtown, 1 foolin' around
5 Took me to the 1 jail
4 Oh me and it's 1 oh my
5 No one to go my 1 bail

I wish I was over at my sweet Sally's house
A-sitting in that big armchair
One arm around my old guitar
And the other one around my dear

One old shirt is about all I've got
And a dollar is all that I crave
I brought nothin' with me into this old world
Ain't a-gonna take nothin' to my grave

I wish I had a needle and some thread
Just as fine as I could sew
I'd sew all the good looking girls to my back
And down the road I'd go

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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.