Folk Songs from the Southern Highlands - online songbook

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

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Ballads and Songs
9. Next came in was Mr. Snake — um-hm! Next came in was Mr. Snake Passing around the wedding-cake — um-hm!
10. Next came in was Mr. Bug — um-hm! Next came in was Mr. Bug
Passing around the whiskey jug — um-hm!
11. This is the end of the wedding-day — um-hm I This is the end of the wedding-day
And I have no more to say — um-hm!
This version of the song did not come from the Southern Highlands, but came as the result of a whole-hearted, thoroughly human, and abiding inter­est in the work of collecting and editing all the songs of this book. Professor Charles G. Osgood of Princeton University, to whom the editor is deeply grateful for many valuable suggestions, kindly recorded both the song and the air for comparison with other versions of the song. He had them from his aunt in upper New York State.

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