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The Gloryland Way

Portions of this post were originally published here on the Blind Pig & The Acorn WAY back in june of 2008. 


*Way- habit, road, course, route, system, track, method, walk, approach, technique, procedure, trail, path, progress.

There are many different "ways". Some examples:

Chitter found the two little grouse above hiding out of the way.


         A local farmer on his way to the hay field.


                The straight and narrow way.


If you fall asleep while hunting, you may find yourself in a bad way.


                         The wrong way.

Shining Rock Wilderness Haywood Co NC

                    Way up the mountain.


                Ruby Sue is always in the way.

And for this weeks Pickin & Grinnin In The Kitchen Spot: The Gloryland Way

J.S. Torbett was born in 1868 and lived until 1940. Torbett was a singing school teacher for 35 years, and he wrote The Gloryland Way

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I hope you enjoyed the Pickin and the Grinnin. So what way are you in, on, or at?


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Back in the day when we had 2 piano players at church, I always liked to hear the organ played along with this song. It seemed to add another degree of pretty to it. As usual, great job. I don't think yall ever hit a bad note.

To reply to Don's comment, yep! Adding an "s" to "way" is something I grew up with in MA, and also something I heard folks say when I lived in CO. In fact, I hear it often in a sort of doubled-up use, such as, "We'd like to have gone to that fair last Saturday, but it's such a long ways away!"

I'm on my way to get a fudgesicle. LOL

God bless.


I also wanted to add that I enjoyed the song. I love your family's music and it brings back alot of memories from way back.

Hi Tipper, I'm way out of touch. Hope you will forgive me. It has been a busy summer. I've probably used way in each one of these. Don't know how else to

Don, we also use way and ways here in Iowa. You go on up the road a ways or we had to go a long ways out of our way to get there. Funny how one thinks some of these are regional and they are not.

Hi Tipper,sure enjoyed the music.How about The Way,Acts 9:2 God Bless.Jean

Mark Simos wrote a tune called Way Cool, after someone said it in a jam, way back when I knew him, way too many years ago. there are many ways to play it. sometimes the easy way is best, no two ways about that. By the way, Although I know little about the ways of genius fiddlers, this post is, in some small way, a tribute to him and others like him that I have met along the way. I have a ways to go until I can play like that. Another beautiful tune called Ways of the World still seems way beyond me.

Enjoyed the photos and the music
today! Thank you

Hey, by the way, I like all the different ways to use way. Of course, there is another way to spell this word and it is weigh. Humm! I think we have a couple of homonyms. Good lesson for today! Happy Sunday!

It might be a little ways back, but
Paul, Pap and the boys still sound

How about she's in the way, as in pregnant.

how about I'm way too busy......(NOT - but I should be)

Loved the music, as per usual :)

Hearing the song was a great way to begin my online day. Going to be awhile til I get all the ways I use the word 'way' out of my head. I recall as a teenager listening to a Charlotte radio station with the name BIG WAYS. Government has ways and means committees. I've been way late, waylaid, sometimes way out of line, had my head way up in the clouds.....

It's funny how this post made me think about how Mom and her family used the word. I don't recall ever hearing them say 'pregnant'. They always said, "I can't believe she's thata way again."
Don, I grew up a right smart ways from NC, but still talk the same way youins do.

The music put me in a happy way and we will soon be on our way to church. Hope you can find a way to have a wonderful day!

I'm on my way to Church.. Good job on the music as always.. such a talented family..

Great job, as usual on a great song.

Loved hearing "I'm in the Gloryland Way" by Pap, Paul and the others! Way to go! And I mean more than the music and the title of the song by this statement!

Kat-I'm sorry! Sometimes Facebook does that to me too! If you haven't already-you could try pasting the link to the video onto your facebook page-as a status instead of using the share button. If you want to try it here is the link: that will work-or the glitch will work itself out before next time : )

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In no way is she like her mother! or He has a way with dogs. or What he said was out of the way. He had his way with her!!!!! Oh no.

Something that we do here in the mountains which seems to me to be unique is to use ways instead of way, especially when modified by an adjective denoting extent.

"Don't quit on me now - it's just a little ways on up to the top."

"I turned down the wrong holler off that ridge and came out a long ways from where I meant to."

It would be interesting to see if some folks who aren't from over our way do the same thing.

No way, it would never rain this many days in a row! ....Way!
The boys are looking younger.

Loved the song and post but it put me in a bad way when i tried to post it to my fbk. page from u tube. A message came up saying that flash objects must have the source and pictures attributs. Don't know what that means but popped up again when i tried it on some other of your videos.

The way less traveled
Love the music.

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