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The song was recorded by D. G. Tiller, a student in Lincoln Memorial University, Harrogate, Tennessee, from the singing of James Taylor Adams, Big Laurel, Virginia.
i. Chickens crowing on Sourwood Mountain, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay; Get your guns and we'll go hunting, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay.
2.  My true love she lives in Letcher, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay;
She won't come and I won't fetch her, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay.
3.  My true love's a blue-eyed daisy, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay;
If I don't get her I'll go crazy, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay.
4.  Big dog bark and little one bite you, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay;
Big girls court and little ones slight you, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay.
5.  My true love lives up the river, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay;
A few more jumps and I'll be with her, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay.
6.  My true love lives in the hollow, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay;
She won't come and I won't follow, Hey ho diddle dum dee-ay.
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