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Sourwood Mountain

Chickens a-crowin' on Sourwood Mountain, Hey, ho, 5 diddle-um 1 day
So many pretty girls I can't count 'em, Hey ho, 5 diddle-um 1 day

My true love's a blue-eyed daisy,...
If I don't get her, I'll go crazy,...

Big dogs bark and little ones bite you,...
Big girls court and little ones spite you,...

My love lives at the head of the holler,...
She won't come and I won't foller,...

My true love lives over the river,...
A few more jumps and I'll be with her,...

Ducks in the pond, geese in the ocean,...
Devil's in the women if they take a notion,...

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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