i'll fly away

I’ll Fly Away

I’ll Fly Away is a standard bluegrass tune.


This gospel hymn was originally written in 1929 by Albert E. Brumley and published in 1932. Brumley was inducted into the Gospel Hall of Fame in 1972 – the year the Hall of Fame was established.

Key signature

I’ll Fly Away is generally played in the key of G Major.

Alternate keys include A Major and Bb Major.


Here is the basic melody of I’ll Fly Away, as written in the key of G Major:

Chord progression

There are three chords in I’ll Fly Away.

I’ll Fly Away has a 1 – 4 – 5 chord progression.

Here is the chord progression, with one digit per bar of melody:

1 1 1 1
4 4 1 1
1 1 1 1
1 5 1 1


Here are the chords for I’ll Fly Away in the key of G:

G (Lost all my money but a two dollar bill)

G (Two dollar bill boys) C (two dollar) G (bill)

G (Lost all my money but a two dollar bill)

G (I’m on my) D (long journey) G (home)


One bright morning

Long Journey Home


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