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Mark Lyr Req: Banjo Pickin' Girl (5) Lyr Add: BANJO-PICKIN' GIRL (from Cari Norris) 19 Nov 99


Lee Sexton's "Whoa Mule" should be available from Appalshop at www.appalshop.org

It seems to me I've heard Eric von Schmidt sing something with the same tune. Anyone know what it might be?

I'm pretty sure the following lyrics can be traced to Cari Norris, Lillie Mae Ledford's granddaughter:

1. Well, I'm going round this world, baby mine.
Well, I'm going round this world, baby mine.
Well, I'm going round this world. I'll be a banjo-pickin' girl.
Well, I'm going round this world, baby mine.

2. Well, I'm going to Tennessee, baby mine. (2x)
I'm going to Tennessee, but don't you follow me.
Well, I'm going to Tennessee, baby mine.

3. Well, I'm going to N. Carolina...(2x)
I'm going to N. Carolina and from there I'll go to China...etc.

4. Well I'm going to Chattanooga....
I'm going to Chattanooga and from there I'll go to Cuba...etc.

5. If you ain't got no money, baby mine (2x)
If you ain't got no money, get yourself another honey!...etc.

^Seems like it might be a geography teaching song and kind of invites the singer to make up new lyrics.


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