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Joe Offer Origins: Swing and Turn Jubilee (24) ADD Version: Swing and Turn Jubilee (Ritchie) 08 Dec 20


JUBILEE

All out on the old railroad,
íSíall out on the sea,
íSíall out on the old railroad
Far as eye can see.

     Swing íní turn, Jubilee!
     Live íní learn, Jubilee!

Hardest work I ever done
Working on the farm,
Easiest work I ever done
Swinging my true loveís arm.

     Swing íní turn, Jubilee!
     Live íní learn, Jubilee!

Coffee grows on the white-oak tree,
Sugar runs in brandy,
Boys as pure as a lump of gold,
Girls as sweet as candy.

     Swing íní turn, Jubilee!
     Live íní learn, Jubilee!

If I had me a needle and thread
Fine as I could sew,
Sew my true love to my side,
And down this creek Iíd go.

     Swing íní turn, Jubilee!
     Live íní learn, Jubilee!

If I had no horse to ride,
Iíd be found a-crawling,
Up and down this rocky road
Looking for my darling.

     Swing íní turn, Jubilee!
     Live íní learn, Jubilee!

All out on the old railroad,
íSíall out on the sea,
íSíall out on the old railroad
Far as eye can see.

     Swing íní turn, Jubilee!
     Live íní learn, Jubilee!


Copyright 1940 by Lynn Rohrbough (Cooperative Recreation Service)

From Jean Ritchie's Swapping Song Book (1952 & 1999), page 26


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