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Little Whitewashed Chimney

Where the Mississippi's flowing on the 4 sunny southern 2 shores
And the 5 steamboats come a-puffing 'round the 1 bend
There's a little old log cabin with a 4 grapevine o'er the 2 door
And a 5 little white-washed chimney at the 1 end

I'm going back, yes, going back to the 4 place I love so 1 well
To the folks who want me all their own a 5 gain
In that 1 little old log cabin with the 4 grapevine o'er the 2 door
And a 5 little white-washed chimney at the 1 end

I went away up North where they told me I would find
Money hanging around like apples on the trees
But it was as my sweetheart told me, there was nothing of the kind
And the weather was so cold I thought I'd freeze

I can see the smoke a-rising from the little chimney top
As it welcomes me and greets me on the breeze
Then I will start a-running and I know I'll never stop
Till I've landed in that cabin on my knees

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.