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Cripple Creek

I got a gal at the 4 head of the 1 creek
Go up to see her 'bout the 5 middle of the 1 week
Kiss her on the mouth, just as 4 sweet as any 1 wine
Wraps herself around me like a 5 sweet potato 1 vine

Goin' up Cripple Creek, goin' in a run
Goin' up Cripple Creek to 5 have a little 1 fun
Goin' up Cripple Creek, goin' in a whirl
Goin' up Cripple Creek to 5 see my 1 girl

Girls on the Cripple Creek 'bout half grown
Jump on a boy like a dog on a bone
Roll my britches up to my knees
I'll wade old Cripple Creek when I please

Cripple Creek's wide and Cripple Creek's deep
I'll wade old Cripple Creek a'fore I sleep
Roads are rocky and the hillside's muddy
And I'm so drunk that I can't stand steady

Available in these books:

Big Print Songs
Over 200 songs.
Family Tradition
The reference manual, with lyrics to 330 songs.
Featuring large-print lyrics (20-point type) and chords, historical info, jamming hints, and more.

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.