Sourwood Mountain

Lyrics: [none]
Music: Traditional

Played as an instrumental by Jerry Garcia with the Black Mountain Boys in March 1964.

Although the Black Mountain Boys played it as an instrumental, it is sometimes sung with words, such as:

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

My true love's a blue eyed daisy
Hey-ho diddle-um day
She won't come and I'm too lazy
Hey-ho diddle-um day

Big dog bark, little dog bite you
Hey-ho diddle-um day
Big girl courts, little one spite you
Hey-ho diddle-um day

My true love's a blue eyed daisy
Hey-ho diddle-um day
If I don't get her, I'll go crazy
Hey-ho diddle-um day

My true love lives at the head of the hollow
Hey-ho diddle-um day
She won't come and I won't follow
Hey-ho diddle-um day

My true love lives over the river
Hey-ho diddle-um day
Few more jumps and I'll be with her
Hey-ho diddle-um day

Ducks in the pond, geese in the ocean
Hey-ho diddle-um day
Devil's in the women, if they take a notion
Hey-ho diddle-um day

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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