My old Virginia home    (video)

 

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1. It was on one winter day from my home I went away,

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    far away from friends and home I longed to roam.

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    But tonight I'm lone and sad, just a little homesick lad,

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    and I'm longing for my old Virginia home

 

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I'm a lad from old Virginia, bravely knocking my way back home,

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to that cabin home in the mountains never more let me roam.

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I'm a lad from old Virginia and I'm coming, coming home,

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there I'll settle down forever in my old Virginia home.

 

+  instrumental = verse 1

 

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2. Since I left that little shack how my mind has wandered back,

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    how mother often prayed for her lad.

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    But from her I went astray, and I know I've dearly paid,

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    so I'm coming back to mother and my dad.

 

+  CHORUS

 

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(orig. = capo 2nd)    (The Carter Family)