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'Tucky Home
Words by Joe Young and Sam M. Lewis, Music by Geo. W. Meyer - 1921
G                E7         A7              D7           G -                       D+
G                E7 A7              D7 G -
F#dim         B7 F#dim         B7 C              Em C           Em
D             D#dim A7 D    Bb7    Em7    A7 D7
G -                 G7 C             C#dim G
D7             A7 G               Em A7 D7
G -                G7 C             C#dim G           G#dim
D            G#dim D            G#dim    A7 D   Bb7    Em7     A7 D7
G7 - C -
A7 - - D7
G -                 D       G7 C           C#dim G
D7 - G -      (D7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Old Kentucky cradled me when I was born,
Old Kentucky how I miss your field of corn,
Night time when I get to bed, How I weep and toss my head,
I'll weep no more, I'm goin' back instead.
Tuck me to sleep in my old 'Tucky Home,
Cover me with Dixie skies and leave me there alone.
Just let the sun kiss my cheeks ev'ry morn;
Like the kissin' I've been missin', From my Mammy since I'm gone.
I ain't had a bit of rest, Since I left my Mammy's nest,
I can always rest the best in her lovin' arms.
Tuck me to sleep in my old Tucky Home,
Let me lay there, stay there never no more to roam.
Watch the WineLand Banjo Band perform "'Tucky Home" (youtube)
Listen to the Oakland Banjo Band play "'Tucky Home" (mp3)
Listen to Jim play "Tucky Home" on the 5-string banjo (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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