The beautiful song “Your Long Journey” was written by Rosa Lee Watson, who recorded it with her husband Doc Watson on The Watson Family album, originally released in 1963. It has also been recorded by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, and many others. One unusual thing about “Your Long Journey” is that it is “crooked,” which means it has an irregular number of measures or beats. To play crooked songs, it’s important to learn the melody, so you can follow along with the melody, rather than, or in addition to, counting measures. In this lesson, you’ll learn to play the melody to “Your Long Journey” in the key of Eb (which is where Zoe sings it ), as well as the accompaniment bass part.