Way Over Yonder in the Minor Keys

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lyrics

I lived in a place called Ofuskee
And I had a little girl in a holler tree
I said my pretty baby it's plain to see
That there ain't nobody that can sing like me
No there ain't nobody that can sing like me

She said it's hard for me to see
How one little boy got so ugly
I said my pretty baby well that may be
But there ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Chorus:
Way over yonder in the minor keys
Way over yonder in the minor keys
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

We walked down by the Buckeyed Creek
To see the little froggy eat the google eyed bee
To hear that west wind whistle to the east
And there ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Hey my little girly would you let me see
Way down yonder where the wind blows free
Nobody can see in our holler tree
And there ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Chorus

Her mama cut a switch from a cherry tree
And she laid it in to she and me
And it stung way worse than a hive of bees
But there ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Now I have walked a long long way
But I still look back on my Tanglewood days
And I've led many a pretty girl to stray
Saying ain't nobody that can sing like me
Ain't nobody that can sing like me

Chorus

credits

from Got No Home, released August 28, 2011
G Lazarus - Guitar, Vocals, Guitalele
Brandon Hoffman - Upright Bass, Shaker
Elizabeth Akefa Azu - Backing Vocals

Words by Woody Guthrie, Music by Billy Bragg
Published by Woody Guthrie Publications and Chrysalis Standards Inc, used by permission
Produced by Graham Lazarovich and Brandon Hoffman
Engineered by Brandon Hoffman at Gladgnome

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