The ToneWay® Project: helping people play music

Run Mountain

2 Went up on the mountain
To get a load of pine
I put it on the 1 wagon
And I broke down behind

Run mountain, 5 chuck a little hill
Run mountain, 1 chuck a little hill
Run mountain, 5 chuck a little hill
There you'll get your 1 fill

When I was real hard at work
I set down to play
Thinking of my old true love
She's many miles away

Me six miles from my home
And the chickens crowing for day
Me upstairs with another man's wife
Better be getting away

lf I had a needle and thread
As fine as I could sew
I'd sew my true love to my side
And down the road I'd go

I went up on the mountain
To give my horn a blow
I thought I heard my true love say
That's coming from my beau

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.