Columbus Stockade Blues

Columbus Stockade Blues

Way down in Columbus, Georgia,
Want to be back in Tennessee.
Way down in Columbus stockade,
My friends have turned their back on me.

Go and leave me if you wish to,
Never let me cross your mind.
In your heart you love another,
Leave me darling I don’t mind.

Many a night with you I’ve rambled,
Many an hour I’ve spent with you.
Thought I’d gained your heart forever,
Though you have proved false to me. (Chorus)

Last night while I lay sleeping,
I dreamed I held you in my arms.
When I awoke I was mistaken,
I was peeping through the bars. (Chorus)

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s books: Bluegrass Jamming on Fiddle, Bluegrass Jamming on Mandolin and Bluegrass Jamming on Banjo.

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