The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Six Months Ain't Long

Six months ain't long for 4 me to be 1 gone
Six months, six months ain't 5 long
Six 1 months ain't long for 4 me to be 1 gone
Oh darlin' six 5 months ain't 1 long

Come all of my friends, wherever you may be
And listen to my song
You're all to see I'm in the wrong
Cause all I've got's done gone

If I'd been framed by an upright judge
For six long months of time
I'll do my best to make the test
And darlin' I'll be home soon

The judge he fixed the sentence here
And the clerk he wrote it down
Six months ain't long in the county jail
For shootin' up this town

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.