The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Lonesome Valley [core]

You've got to walk that 4 lonesome 1 valley
You've got to 5 walk it by your 1 self
There's noone 4 here can walk it 1 for you
You've got to walk it 5 by your- 1 self

Some say John, he was a Baptist, Others said he was a Jew
But the Holy Bible plainly tells us, That he was a preacher too

Mother said when she was dying, Just before her breath was gone
Son put your trust in Jesus, And you won't be left alone

If you can't preach like Peter, If you can't pray like Paul
You can tell the love of Jesus, You can say He died for all

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Play & sing along with Lonesome Valley (or any song you type in) in any key, at any speed, with real instrument recordings. You have to see it to believe it.

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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.