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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: TOTW (BG) - "This World Is Not My Home"


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schlange - Posted - 05/19/2014:  13:32:34






Albert Edward Brumley (1905–1977)



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This week's tune is a classic Gospel number, "This World Is Not My Home." I was out of town last week and haven't had a lot of time to research this tune, so I may be adding to this post as the week goes on. Feel free to post more info as you see fit!



Written by Albert E. Brumley in 1937, who also penned "I'll Fly Away" and "If We Never Meet Again." This tune is a popular one in country circles, but has also been done by bluegrass bands including The Stanley Bros, Blue Highway, Jimmy Martin and Bill Monroe.



Typically played in G or D.



Lyrics:



This world is not my home, I'm just a-passing through 

My treasure are laid up somewhere beyond the blue 

The angels beckon me from heaven's open door

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore



Oh Lord you know I have no friend like You 

If Heaven's not my home, oh Lord, what will I do 

The angels beckon me from Heaven's open door 

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore



My Savior pardoned me from guilt and sin I know

I'll trust His saving grace while travelling here below

​I know He'll welcome me from heaven's open door

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore



Just over in glory land there'll be no dying there 

The saints all shouting victory and singing everywhere 

I hear the sweetest praise from heaven's open door 

And I can't feel at home in this world anymore



(from the Blue Highway version--get Brumley's original lyrics here)



Learn the Tune




  • Hear It: If you aren't familiar with the tune, be sure to listen to the versions I've included in the playlist to the right, and in the videos below.

  • Casey Henry has posted a Murphy Method lesson for this tune--only $6 thru the end of the week.​ Get it here >

  • John Boulding has created a backup lesson for this tune--cost is $5. Get it here >

  • Backing Tracks: Band in a Box tracks are included below at various speeds for your practicing pleasure

  • Tabs: here's a decent one from the tab archive.



Share!



I (and others) would love to hear (and see!) you play your version of this tune--post it in a reply below!




This World Is Not My Home Backing Track (G) 60BPM


This World Is Not My Home Backing Track (G) 80BPM


This World Is Not My Home Backing Track (G) 100BPM


This World Is Not My Home Backing Track (G) 120BPM


This World Is Not My Home Chord Chart


VIDEO: This World Is Not My Home - Excerpt from the Custom Banjo Lesson from The Murphy Method
(click to view)

gospelman97 - Posted - 05/19/2014:  13:43:43


Here's my groups' version.  I'm playing banjo, mandolin and singing baritone.  Great choice Eric!



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schlange - Posted - 05/19/2014:  15:30:29


quote:

Originally posted by gospelman97

Here's my groups' version.  I'm playing banjo, mandolin and singing baritone.  Great choice Eric!




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Sounds good, Bryan!


KidfromDeliverance - Posted - 05/19/2014:  16:32:13


Don't think I'll be taking this one on.  Seems to be advocating suicide.  I've always felt pretty much at home here.


Possom - Posted - 05/19/2014:  17:17:57


It's a Gospel song.... Not advocating suicide but if you believe in the Gospel of Jesus then this world ain't the last one you will see. A much grander life is waiting. Not preaching just saying that's not what the song is about at all

Banjophobic - Posted - 05/21/2014:  06:52:43


Oops..my  BHO video drop box was almost full, which nixed the upload-sorry. I wam uploading it again after clearing out the folder. It should be up in a few hours.



Hmm, I re-inserted the video in the folder and it shows it was uploaded..weird, as it didnt show up before because the folder was 'almost full'. 



Edited by - Banjophobic on 05/21/2014 06:59:49

schlange - Posted - 05/21/2014:  09:58:35


Added a link to John's backup lesson in the OP...


Banjopotamus - Posted - 05/21/2014:  12:28:46


You just won't be here forever.  And this song, and every other thing I do, is much more fun if you know where you're going. 


The Cadaver - Posted - 05/23/2014:  20:11:16


Quick Note - the sheet music links to "Keep on the Sunny Side," a nice song but not the one we are supposed to be learning. Minor glitch.


Jack Baker - Posted - 05/25/2014:  20:24:29


Which version did you have in mind...Eric posted several examples, all of which were answered. Please advise...Jack




Originally posted by The Cadaver

Quick Note - the sheet music links to "Keep on the Sunny Side," a nice song but not the one we are supposed to be learning. Minor glitch.







 


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