A Distant Land To Roam Song Lyrics and Chords

Ralph Stanley

Distant Land to Roam

 

A Distant Land To Roam Song Lyrics and Chords by Ralph Stanley

 

A Distant Land To Roam
Recorded by Ralph Stanley
Written by A.P. Carter
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I remember very well
On one dark and dreary day
Just as I was leaving home
 
For a  
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distant land to  
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roam
Mother said (mother said)
My dear boy (my dear boy)
 
I hope to see you next year  
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again
 
Fare thee  
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well (fare thee well)
Fare thee well (fare thee well)

So I left my dear old home

 
For a  
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distant land to  
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roam
Now I wandered far away
From my home I’ve gone astray
Now I’m coming coming home
 
Never  
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more from thee to  
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roam
Repeat #2
And these words she said to me
As she took me by the hand
If on earth we meet no more
 
May we  
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meet at God’s righ
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hand
Repeat #2

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song A Distant Land To Roam?
– The song A Distant Land To Roam was sang by Ralph Stanley.

 

Who is Ralph Stanley?
– Ralph Edmund Stanley (February 25, 1927 – June 23, 2016) was an American bluegrass artist, known for his distinctive singing and banjo playing. Stanley began playing music in 1946, originally with his older brother Carter Stanley as part of The Stanley Brothers, and most often as the leader of his band, The Clinch Mountain Boys. He was also known as Dr. Ralph Stanley.
He was part of the first generation of bluegrass musicians and was inducted into both the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor and the Grand Ole Opry.

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