Sections
Peggy Quotes

Peggy Seeger: She must be one of the most complete artists around today. Peggy Seeger's tongue-in-cheek look at life comes accompanied by music from all sorts of sources. Alongside the piano, the guitar, the Appalachian dulcimer, the concertina and the banjo, she set the lot aside for a moment or two last night and just simply created rhythm and music by taping the side of her guitar. For her it spelt out a sort of rhythm of life. - Neil Johnston, Belfast Telegraph

Peggy Quotes 2

Her singing is as highly charged as ever and her writing as pointed and witty.
- Dave Laing

 

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

Personal tools