When I’m gone

You’re gonna miss me

I’ve got my ticket for the long way round
Two bottles of whiskey for the way
And I sure would like some sweet company
when I’m leaving tomorrow – What d’ya say?

When I’m gone, when I’m gone
When I’m gone, when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere
Oh I know you’re gonna miss when I’m gone

I’ve got my ticket for the long way round
No one but the prettiest of you/ view
The one with the prettiest views
It’s got mountains it’s got rivers
It’s got sex it’ll give you shivvers
Its got sites (should be woods) ‘ll give you shivers
But it sure would be prettier with you

When I’m gone, when I’m gone
When I’m gone, when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my hair
You’re gonna miss me everywhere
You’re gonna miss when I’m gone

When I’m gone, when I’m gone
When I’m gone, when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
You’re gonna miss me by my walk
You’re gonna miss me by my talk
You’re gonna miss when I’m gone

Lulu and the Lampshades

PS: I misheard some of these lyrics, but Lulu has sent her version in the comments below – Thank you!!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/oct/14/lulu-and-the-lampshades

song of the week :-) englisch lernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

13 thoughts on “When I’m gone”

  1. Hi Anne,

    That’d be a good way to end a course, don’t you think?
    And one could get the whole group involved.
    I’ll start practising now …
    Thanks for the input.
    Joanxx

  2. Hi Joan
    Great idea. Maybe figure out some extra rhymes, too: miss me by my books/ miss the way I cook (a cozy course that met at someone’s place for dinner) … miss the games we played/ miss what was delayed (for a business course that was too much fun) …
    :) Anne

  3. Ciao everybody! =)

    I’m Dario, from Italy. I’m a beginner (very very very beginner) harmonica player… well, apprentice… ^__^
    And I’m in love with this song!
    I wish to learn it on my harmonica so that I can play it, as a special gift for a friend that I really love.
    Do you know the notes for it? Would you please share them with me, if possible?

    That would be wonderful. =)
    Thank you for your time reading me and thanks Anne for hosting my message. =)

    Love and peace,
    .d =)

  4. Welcome, Dario :)

    This song was originally sung by the Carter Family in this bluegrass version. I couldn’t find the notes, but here at least are the chords:

    You’re gonna [A]miss when I’m gone,
    you’re gonna [D]miss when I’m [A]gone,
    oh, I know you will miss when I’m [E]gone.
    You’re gonna [A]miss me by my walk,
    you’re gonna [D]miss me by my [A]talk,
    oh, I know you will [E]miss when I’m [A]gone.

    CHORUS

    When I’m [D]gone (when I’m gone), when I’m [A]gone (when I’m gone),
    oh, I know you will miss when I’m [E]gone !
    When I’m [D]gone (when I’m gone), when I’m [A]gone (when I’m gone),
    oh, I know you will [E]miss when I’m [A]gone !

    You’re gonna miss me by my prayers,
    you’re gonna miss me everywhere,
    oh, I know you will miss when I’m gone.
    You’re gonna miss me by my song,
    you’re gonna miss me all day long,
    oh, I know you will miss when I’m gone. + CHORUS

    You’re gonna miss me by my ways,
    you’re gonna miss me every day,
    oh, I know you will miss when I’m gone.
    You’re gonna miss me by my song,
    you’re gonna miss me all day long,
    oh, I know you will miss when I’m gone. + CHORUS

    source: http://www.traditionalmusic.co.uk/carter-family-songs/WhenImgone.htm

  5. Aww thanks a lot Anne!!! =)))

    I’ll figure out how to play that…

    And thanks for welcoming me and for this very quick answer!

    I wish you happiness and fun!
    .d =)

  6. Hey its one hell of a song usually no the type of music i listen to but for the past week or so i’ve been playing this song non-stop i think my parents are starting to get annoyed!! :-) Keep up the good work!!!

  7. Hi Jordan, you’re not alone, this is a very special kind of hit. It really sticks with you, so it reminds me a little of “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin, which became a huge a capella hit in 1988.

  8. Lyrics:

    I got my ticket for the long way round
    Two bottles of whiskey for the way
    And I sure would like some sweet company
    I’m leaving tomorrow what d’ya say?

    When I’m gone, when I’m gone
    When I’m gone, when I’m gone
    You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
    You’re gonna miss me by my hair
    You will miss me everywhere
    You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone

    I got my ticket for the long way round
    The one with the prettiest views
    Its got mountains its got rivers
    Its got sites (should be woods) ‘ll give you shivers
    But it sure would be prettier with you

    When I’m gone, when I’m gone
    When I’m gone, when I’m gone
    You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone
    You’re gonna miss me by my walk
    You will miss me by my talk
    And I know you will miss me when I’m gone.

  9. Dear Lulu,

    Thank you so much for this! Your song is really great, and here’s wishing you loads of fans. Do come to Munich, please.

    So it’s sites or woods.
    Ok, Joan, Dario, Jordan, it’s over to you.

    Anne

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