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Sourwood Mountain

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Sourwood Mountain

From Brad Leftwich. Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Words from Tommy Jarrell. Key A

Chicken crowing on Sourwood mountain
Hey, ho tum-a-diddle-um-a-day
So many pretty girls that you can’t count them
Hey, ho tum-a-diddle-um-a-day

Big dog bark, little one’ll bite you
Hey, ho tum-a-diddle-um-a-day
Big gal kiss, little one’ll fight you
Hey, ho tum-a-diddle-um-a-day

Soldiers Joy

Soldier’s Joy
Old Time

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Soldiers Joy

Love somebody, yes I do.
Love somebody, yes I do.
Love somebody, yes I do.
Love somebody, but it ain’t you.

I am my mama’s darling boy
I am my mama’s darling boy
I am my mama’s darling boy
Sing a little song called “Soldier’s Joy”

and the chorus

15 cents for the morphine
25 cents for the beer
15 cents for the morphine
Now get me out of here.

Grasshopper sittin’ on a sweet potato vine
Grasshopper sittin’ on a sweet potato vine
Long comes a frog and says he’s mine

15 cents for the morphine, 15 cents for the beer
15 cents for the morphine, gonna carry me way from here
Oh, my Soldier’s Joy

I am my mama’s darling child
I am my mama’s darling child
I am my mama’s darling child
And I don’t care for you.

Skillet Lickers version:

25 cents for the morphine, 15 cents a beer
25 cents for the morphine, gonna take me away from here

Love somebody, yes I do
And I want somebody for to love me too.
Love somebody, yes I do
Oh that soldiers joy.
or as Joe Thompson sings it:

Love somebody yes I do,
For the bible tells me so!

Court all night, sleep all day
Court all night, sleep all day
Court all night, sleep all day
That’s the solider’s joy they say

I am my mother’s pride and joy
I am my mother’s pride and joy
I am my mother’s pride and joy
Play a little tune called solidier’s joy

15 cents for the morphine
25 cents for the beers
15 cents for the morphine
Gonna roll right out of here

Soldiers Joy From: Skillet Lickers on Hell Broke loose in Georgia. County

Rock the cradle Lucy, rock the cradle high
Rock the cradle Lucy, don’t let that baby cry

Rock the cradle Lucy, rock the cradle long
Rock the cradle Lucy, keep that baby warm

The Cofer Brothers on Georgia fiddle bands volume 2 has slight variant to first verse:

Rock the cradle Lucy, don’t you close your eyes
Rock the cradle Lucy, don’t let that baby cry

From Taylor’s Kentucky Boys. On Wink the Other Eye

Love somebody, yes I do, love somebody, yes I do
Love somebody, yes I do, love somebody and I won’t tell who

From Skillet Lickers on County volume 1

Chicken in the bread tray scratching up dough
Granny will your dog bite, no sir no

Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine
Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine
Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine
Along comes a chicken and says you’re mine

I’m gonna get a drink, don’t you want to go
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25 cents for the whisky?

From Brad Leftwich. Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo. Words from Tommy Jarrell. Key A

I love somebody, yes I do (3x)
And I bet you five dollars you can’t guess who

I’m gonna get a drink, don’t you want to go? (3x)
Hold on soldiers joy

Grasshopper sitting on a sweet potato vine (3x)
Along comes a chicken, says you are mine

Twenty-five cents for the morphine
Fifteen cents for the beer
Twenty five cents for the morphine
Gonna carry me away from here

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Year of Jubilo

Year of Jubilo
Old Time

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The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The Wind that Shakes the Barley
Irish

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Wildwood Flower

Wildwood Flower

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West Fork Gals

West Fork Gals
Old Time

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