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"Hand Me Down Tune" is a song by The Avett Brothers that appears on their 2007 album Emotionalism. An earlier rendition is included on the Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions limited-run vinyl as a bonus track.

The song features Scott Avett on guitar and lead vocals, Seth Avett on guitar and backing vocals, Bob Crawford on upright bass, and Joe Kwon on cello.

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The Avett Brothers "Hand Me Down Tune" Edgefield, OR 8 26 12

The Avett Brothers "Hand Me Down Tune" Edgefield, OR 8 26 12

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LyricsEdit

I dreamt of a suit a suit so fine I dressed my words in
Sewn and tailor made with song in mind made of melody
Stitched by threads of notes with perfect pitch, perfectly composed
Sound in tune and key, a code of rhythm, and harmony

But when I awoke my coat was worn and my words were plain
Each song that I sang all the notes were wrong and poorly played
Both my sleeves had holes, my knees were patched, my shoes needed soles
No clever disguise no way to hide my offensive tone

But I, I wish for you more than I can give, than I can do
Yeah you, you deserve the best an anthem not my hand-me-down tune
Yeah you, you deserve the best an anthem not my hand-me-down tune

Emotionalism tracksEdit

Emotionalism 2


10. "Living of Love"
11. "I Would Be Sad"
12. "Pretty Girl from San Diego"
13. "Go To Sleep"
14. "Hand Me Down Tune"
Bonus iTunes tracks:
15. "In the Curve"
16. "Tale of Coming News"