Hold The Woodpile Down

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in June 1962. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

Went to town the other night
(Hold the woodpile down)
Heard a little noise, sound like a fight
(Hold the woodpile down)
Police running, jumping all around
(Hold the woodpile down)
All the moonshiners come to town
(Hold the woodpile down)

Chorus
And I was rambling, rambling
As long as the world goes round
The backyard shine on the Georgia line
Hold the woodpile down

Saw my love the other night
(Hold the woodpile down)
Everything's wrong and nothing was right
(Hold the woodpile down)
Give a little kiss to make her happy
(Hold the woodpile down)
Make a little love, in walks her pappy
(Hold the woodpile down)

[chorus]

Storekeeper swallowed a nickel one day
(Hold the woodpile down)
Well it was crazy I would say
(Hold the woodpile down)
Folks 'll tell you what it's about
(Hold the woodpile down)
Oh he's a nickel in and a nickel out
(Hold the woodpile down)

[chorus]

Down the packing house, stole a ham
(Hold the woodpile down)
Oh folks don't know how bad I am
(Hold the woodpile down)
Took it home and put it on a shelf
(Hold the woodpile down)
Oh I'm so bad I'm scared of myself
(Hold the woodpile down)

[chorus]

Love my wife and love my baby
(Hold the woodpile down)
Love my biscuits soaked in gravy
(Hold the woodpile down)
Love my dice and throw my passes
(Hold the woodpile down)
Love my flapjack soaked in 'lasses
(Hold the woodpile down)

[chorus]