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Old Home Place

It's been [G]ten long [B7]years since [C]I left my [G]home
In the hollow where I was [D]born
Where the [G]cool fall [B7]nights make the [C]wood smoke [G]rise
And the fox hunter [D]blows his [G]horn

I fell in love with a girl from the town
I thought that she would be true
Then I ran away to Charlottesville
And worked in a sawmill, too

[D]What have they done to the [G]old home place
[A]Why did they tear it [D]down
And [G]why did I [B7]leave my [C]plow in the [G]field
And look for a [D]job in the [G]town

Well, the girl ran off with someone else
The tariffs took all my pay
And here I stand where the old home stood
Before they took it away

Now the geese fly south and the cold wind moans
As I stand her and hang my head
I've lost my love, I've lost my home
And now I wish I was dead


The Old Rugged Cross

On a [G]hill far away stood an [C]old rugged cross
The [D]emblem of suffering and [G]shame
And I [G]love that old cross where the [C]dearest and best
For a [D]world of lost sinners was [G]slain

And I'll [D]cherish the old rugged [G]cross
Until my [C]trophies at [D]last I lay [G]down
I will cling to the old rugged [C]cross
And [G]exchange it some [D]day for a [G]crown

To the old rugged cross I will ever be true
It's shame and reproach gladly bear
Then he'll call me someday to my home far away
Where his glory for ever I'll share


I will cling to the old rugged cross
And exchange it someday for a crown

Old-Time Religion

Give me that old-time religion,
             D        G
Give me that old-time religion;
             G7       C
Give me that old-time religion,
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It’s good enough for me.

It was good for our mothers,
It was good for our mothers;
It was good for our mothers,
And it’s good enough for me.

It has served our fathers, etc.
Makes me love everybody, etc.
It will do when I’m dying, etc.
It will take us all to heaven, etc.

[G]Daddy won't you take me back to [D]Muhlenberg county
Down [G]by the green river where paradise [A]lay
Well, I'm [D]sorry my son but you're [G]too late in [D]asking
Mister Peabody's coal has [A]hauled it [D]away

When [D]I was a boy my [G]family would [D]travel
Down to western Kentucky where my [A]parents were [D]born
There's a backwards old town that's [G]often [D]remembered
So many times that my [A]memories are [D]worn

Well, sometimes we'd travel right down the green river
To the abandoned old prison down by Adrie Hill
Where the air smelled like snakes and we'd shoot with our pistols
But empty pop bottles was all we would kill

Then the coal company came with the world's largest shovel
They tortured the timber and stripped all the land
Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man

When I die let my ashes float down the green river
Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester Dam
I'll be halfway to heaven with paradise waiting
Just five miles away from where I am
A Picture From Life's Other Side

[D]In the world's mighty gallery of pictures
Hang the [G]scenes that are painted from [D]life
There's pictures of love and of passion
Then there's [E]pictures of peace and [A]strife
There hang [D]pictures of youth and of beauty
Of old [G]age and the blushing young [D]bride
They all [G]hang on the wall but the [D]saddest of all
Are the [A]pictures from life's other [A]side

Just a picture from life's other side
Someone has fell by the way
A life has gone out with the tide
That might have been happy some day
There's a poor old mother at home
She's watching and waiting alone
Just longing to hear form a loved one so dear
It's just a picture from life's other side

The first scene is that of a gambler
Who had lost all his money at play
An he draws his dead mother's ring from his finger
That she wore long ago on her wedding day
It's his last earthly treasure, but he stakes it
Then he bows his head that his shame may hide
But, when they lifted his head, they found he was dead
That's just a picture from life's other side

The next was a scene of two brothers
Whose pathways so diff'rent had led
One lived the life of a rich man
The other one begged for his bread
Then one night they met on the highway
"Your money or life," the thief cried
And then with his knife, took his own brother's life
It's just a picture from life's other side

Now the last scene is that by the river
Of a heartbroken mother and babe
And they harbor lights shine and they shiver
On on outcast whom no one will save
And yet, she was once a true woman
She was somebody's darlin' and pride
God help her, she leaps, for there's no one to weep
It's just a picture from life's other side
Poor Wayfaring Stranger

I'm just a [Em]poor wayfaring stranger
Traveling [Am]through this world of [B]woe
But there's no [Em]sickness toil or danger
In that bright [Am]world to which I [Em]go

I'm going [C]home to meet my [G]Father
I'm going [C]home no more to [B]roam
I'm just [Em]going over Jordan
I'm just [Am]going over [Em]home

I'll soon be free from every trial
My body asleep in the old graveyard
I'll drop the cross of self denial
And enter on my great reward



Precious Memories

[G]Precious memories, [C]unseen [G]angels
Sent from somewhere to my [D]soul
[G]How they linger [C]ever [G]near me
And the [D]sacred past [G]unfold

[G]Precious Memories, how they linger
[C]How they ever flood my [G]soul
In the stillness [C]of the [G]midnight
Precious [D]sacred scenes [G]unfold

Precious father, loving mother
Fly across the lonely years
And old home scenes of my childhood
In fond memorh appear

As I travel on life's pathway
Know not what the years may hold
As I ponder, hope grows fonder
Precious memories flood my soul

In the still of the midnight
Echoes from the past I hear
Old time singing, gladness bringing
From that lovely land somewhere

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