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Water Bound [core]

Water bound and I can't get home
4 Water bound and I can't get home
1 Water bound and I can't get (6m/4) home
Way 5 down in North 1 Carolina

Chickens are crowin' in the old pine tree,... (×3)
Way down in North Carolina

Say old man, I want your daughter,... (×3)
Way down in North Carolina

Tell me boy, what you want her for,... (×3)
Way down in North Carolina

To break my bread and share my water,... (×3)
Way down in North Carolina

If you don't let her go, we're gonna run away,... (×3)
On back to North Carolina

The old man's mad, and I don't care,... (×3)
As long as I get his daughter

Get up Jenny, and let's go home,... (×3)
Before the water rises

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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.
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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.