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Black Eyed Susie [core]

I may get drunk, I may get woozy
But I'm goin' home with black-eyed Susie...

Chorus
Hey, black eyed Susie, Ho, black eyed Susie
Hey, black eyed Susie Jane

I got a girl, lives in a holler
She won't come, and I won't call 'er...

Old man, old man, I want your daughter
To carry my wood and carry my water...

Black eyed Susie went to town
All she wore was a gingham gown...

I love my wife, I love my baby
Love my biscuits sopped in gravy...

Up red oak and down salt water
Some old man gonna lose his daughter...

All I need to make me happy, Two little boys to call me pappy

One named Paul, the other one Davy, One likes ham and the other one gravy

Black eyed Susie went huckleberry pickin', Came home late and took a lickin'

Goin' back home with a pocket full of money, Somebody there to call me honey

Available in these books:

Get Started Plus:
Core Songs Edition
100 songs and our acclaimed play-by-ear learning method.
Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
The first two books feature large-print lyrics (20-point type) and include chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

...and on these CDs:

Five CDs, 100 songs. Recordings from the Abbott family and their friends.
Listen to sample tracks.

The MP3 collection has all 100 songs on one CD for a discount. See details.


A song from the The ToneWay Mountain Music Collection, which offers lyrics and free Song Clips (recordings for learning the song by ear) for nearly 400 traditional songs, many of which are often heard in bluegrass and old-time jam circles. The ToneWay Project also offers songbooks, CDs, and a free online video series for learning to play music by ear. http://ToneWay.com