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Cumberland Gap

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Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap
Me and my wife and my wife's pap.
We all live down in the Cumberland Gap.

cho:      Cumberland Gap, Cumberland Gap.
     We all live in the Cumberland Gap.

Cumberland Gap is a noted place
Three kinds of water to wash your face.

The first white man in the Cumberland Gap
Was doctor Walker, an English Chap.

Daniel Boone on Pinnacle Rock,
Killed many Injuns with his old flintlock.

Cumberland Gap is a noted place,
Three kinds of water to wash your face.

Daniel Boone on Pinnacle Rock,
He killed Injuns with 'his old flintlock.

Lay down, boys, and take a little nap.
Fo'teen miles to the Cumberland Gap

This is one of those songs that has many variations. One
variation was sung with North and one by the South in the
Civil War. Here is one I have heard with only 5 verses.
You can probably make up an equal number and be a safe
ground in the folk tradition.HX

HX,AJS
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