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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 Ken -tuck -y crad -led me when I was born,
Old Ken -tuck -y 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 go -in' back in -stead.
Tuck me to sleep in my old 'Tuck -y home,
Cov -er me with Dix -ie skies and leave me there a lone.
Just let the sun kiss my cheeks ev -'ry morn;
Like the kiss -in' I've been miss -in' From my Mam -my since I'm gone.
I ain' had a bit of rest, Since I left my Mam -my's nest,
I can al -ways rest the best in her lov -in' arms.
Tuck me to sleep in my old Tuck -y home,
Let me lay there, stay there nev -er no more to roam.
Sound Clips:
Listen to Jim play "'Tucky Home" with the WineLand Banjo Band (Youtube)
Listen to Jim play "'Tucky Home" with the Oakland Banjo Band (mp3)
Listen to Jim play "Tucky Home" on the 5-string banjo (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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