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Waterbound TML # 010757
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This is a very popular old time song, perhaps describing and ancient equivalent of running out of gas in lovers lane. Only one part of the tune is sung to, the second part is sometimes omitted completly. Best played at a moderate pace.
Waterbound and I can't get home,
Waterbound and I can't get home,
Waterbound and I can't get home,
Way down in South Carolina.

Chickens crowin' in the old plowed field x3
down in North Carolina.

Nick and Charlie left to go home, x3
Before the water rises.
The old man's mad but I don't care, x3
I'm going to marry his daughter.

If he don't give her up, we're gonna run away, x3
Down in North Carolina.
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