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Her success lies largely with her ability to work and write within traditional modes. Many of these songs sound as though they have been around over the centuries. - Ira Mayer, New York Times

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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