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Her multi instrumentalism (guitar, autoharp, banjo, keyboards, concertina), her unashamed fealty to the politics of folk music (where gender wars, labour laws, ecology and Napoleon jostle for space), and her magnificent voice conspired to still a surprisingly small crowd who hung on her every note and syllable. - Siobhan Long, Irish Times

Peggy Quotes 2

In a world where stars can fade by age 25, it is great to review an album by a lady approaching her 70th birthday who has entertained and enlightened us for half a century. I believe that the second part of that accolade is the more important in assessing this diva of folk. Her songs always entertain but by making us think she achieves her greatest hold.
- Rambles

 

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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