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Peggy's instrumental virtuosity is legendary: guitar, 5-string banjo, autoharp, English concertina, piano, as well as possessing a most extraordinary singing voice which surely gets better every year of her life. Yet some of the most magical moments of the evening were to be had when Peggy simply sat at the piano and tinkered, sharing gentle musical anecdotes with us or poems dedicated to the loves of her life. - Dave VanDoorn, Tradition Magazine

Peggy Quotes 2

A lifetime has gone into reaching the place she sings from here. The result is a quietly compelling album (Everything Changes) of songs that took a lifetime to be able to write and sing. A most eloquent and rich album.
— Michael Tearson

 

Sourwood Mountain

SOURWOOD MOUNTAIN (verses from Peggy)

Chicken's crowin' on Sourwood Mountain
    Hey de ding dang diddle-um-a-day
So many pretty girls I can't count 'em
    Hey de ding dang diddle-um-a-day

My true love lives over the river (etc)
Few more jumps and I'll be with her (etc)

CHORUS (OPTIONAL)
Sal, Sal, Sally wiggle round
Sholy-anka, sholy-anka sholy poppa cue
Cross cut a wiggle and a hoo joe lang
Hey ho, diddle-um-a-day.


My true love lives over the ocean (etc)
I'll go see her if I take a notion (etc)

My true love lives down in the holler (etc)
She won't come and I won't foller (etc)  CHORUS

Say, old man, I want your daughter (etc.)
To carry my wood and tote my water (etc.)

Yes, young man, take her if you want her (etc.)
She won't work and I can't make her  (etc.)  CHORUS

Yes, young man, take her if you want her (etc.)
For fifteen cents and a dollar and a quarter (etc.)

Ducks in the millpond, geese on the ocean, (etc.)
Devil in the women when they take a notion (etc.) CHORUS

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