Carter Family Song Lyrics & Chords:
A Distant Land To Roam

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A Distant Land To Roam

[D]I remember very well on one dark and dreary day

Just as I was leaving home for a [A]distant land to [D]roam


Mother [D]said (mother said) my dear boy (my dear boy)

I hope to see you next year [A]again

Fare you [D]well (fare you well) fare you well (fare you well)

So I left my dear old home for a [A]distant land to [D]roam

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Now I wandered far away from my home I've gone astray

Now I'm coming coming home never more from thee to roam

CHORUS      + D - A - D - A - D

And these words she said to me as she took me by the hand

If on earth we meet no more may we meet at God's right hand

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(orig. = capo 3rd) 

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