Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB


Previous Contents Next
Our Goodman
12. "I've traveled this world over For forty years and more And I never saw a milk cow With a saddle on before."
13.1 came home the other night Just as drunk as I could be; I found a head lying on the pillow Where my head ought to be.
14. "Come here, my little wifie, And explain this thing to me:
How comes a head lying on the pillow Where my head ought to be ?"
15. "You blind old fool, you crazy fool, Can't you plainly see
That that is only a cabbage head That my ma sent to me ?"
16. "I've traveled this world over For forty years and more
And I never saw a cabbage head With a mustache on it before."
B
"The Goodman." Recorded by Mrs. Henry from the singing of Samuel Harmon, Cade's Cove, Tennessee, August, 1930. Mr. Harmon knew the song as a child.
1. The old man he come home, His wife for to see. "What horse in the stable Where mine ought to be ?"
2. "You old fool, you blind fool, Can't you half see ? Nothing but a milk cow
My mama sent to me."
3. "Ten thousand miles to travel, Ten thousand miles or more;
I never seen a milk cow With a saddle on before."
121







E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III