Carolina In The Fall
This song was written and is performed by the Kruger Brothers. It is currently being considered to be recognized as the official State Song of North Carolina where the Krugers make their home. They emigrated from Switzerland in order to be close to Doc Watson who was a tremendous inspiration for them as they were growing up and they were able to spend time with Doc over the years. I'm not sure of the original key of the recording, I've pitched this for my voice. It is easy enough to transpose, if necessary. CAROLINA IN THE FALL - THE KRUGER BROTHERS Verse 1. A D A All the places I have been to, all the things that I have seen A E Since I left my home to wander, when I was just fifteen A D A Though the travelin' was easy still sometimes the road got rough A E A By the time that I turned thirty-five I thought I'd seen enough Verse 2. A D A But for me to settle down a while was not what God had planned A E So one more time I left my home with suitcase in my hand A D A Oh the journey took me far and wide across the deep blue sea A E A And now I know since I've been there where I was meant to be CHORUS: A D A I've seen sunsets on the ocean I've seen the desert bloom A D A E I've driven endless highways beneath the prairie moon A D A Yet the picture in my mind I see when I think about it all A E A Is the color of the leaves in Carolina-a in the Fall Verse 3. A D A Now for thirty years I've played the songs that Doc has taught to me A E And the things that he had sung about I never thought I'd see A D A In the hills of Carolina folks have opened up the door A E A And for the first time in my life I'm not a stranger anymore CHORUS: A D A I've seen sunsets on the ocean I've seen the desert bloom A D A E I've driven endless highways beneath the prairie moon A D A Yet the picture in my mind I see when I think about it all A E A Is the color of the leaves in Carolina-a in the Fall Repeat the last two lines and end.