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You might say Peggy is an artist who needs no introduction. Yet, here she revisits many traditional songs from her vast repertoire with finer voice and deeper appreciation than any of her previous recordings. She can make a traditional song sound timeless, yet as current as if written yesterday. She also includes one moving, bittersweet original song about growing old. This is the recording you want to play for a younger singer and say: "This is the way traditional music remains alive." - Rich Warren, WFMT

Peggy Quotes 2

The collaboration of a septuagenarian American folk music legend and a British experimental dance music producer may be highly improbable, but folk grande dame Peggy Seeger and Broadcaster have pulled off a genre-defying album full of hypnotic and hook-laden delights.
- Anon

 

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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