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Clinch Mountain Home (A.P. Carter) Far away on a hill, to a sunny mountain-side Many years ago we parted, my little Ruth and I From the sunny mountain-side She clung to me and trembled, when I told her we must part She said don't go my darling, it almost breaks my heart to think of you, so far apart. cho: Carry me back to old Virginia, Back to my Clinch mountain home Carry me back to old Virginia, Back to my old mountain home. I folded my arms around her, leaned her head upon my breast I told her that I'd wed her, when I came back from the West At my old Clinch mountain home In my hand I hold the picture of the old home far away In the other my sweetheart, I'm thinking of today On the sunny mountain side. My mother's old and feeble, my father's getting gray I'm going back to Virginia, and I expect to stay At my old Clinch mountain home. JM
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