Watch the I'll Fly Away online guitar lesson by Ben Wright from Bluegrass Banjo for Guitar Players

I'll Fly Away was written as a hymn in the late 1920's and is one of those tunes that has stuck with popular musical culture ever since. You can find really old recordings of this tune as well as more modern ones by artists like Allison Krause and Johnny Cash and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. You may not think you've heard it before, but once you hear it you'll realize it's already there in the recesses of your memory.

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