Mudcat Café message #1812313 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4280   Message #1812313
Posted By: GUEST,Martin
17-Aug-06 - 12:07 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Poor Howard / Green Corn (Leadbelly)
Subject: ADD: Green Corn (from Leadbelly)
The version I've got sounds like this...

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GREEN CORN

green corn come along charlie
green corn come along charlie
green corn go and tell Polly
green corn go and tell Polly

green corn
green corn
green corn
green corn

all I want in this creation
's a little bitty wife and big carnation

Two little boys to call me pappa
One named [Thomas?] another named Davey

One named [Thomas?] another named Davey
One's gonna put up, other's gonna save me

green corn come along charlie
green corn come along charlie
green corn go and tell Polly
green corn go and tell Polly

green corn
green corn
green corn
green corn

Wake Jake day's a breaking, Peas's in the pot and [?]cakes a baking

green corn
green corn

Stand around, stand around the demi-john [sounds like 'Jimmy John']
Stand around, stand around the demi-john
Stand around, stand around the demi-john
Stand around, stand around the demi-john

[Talks a bit about demi-johns]

Stand around, stand around the demi-john
Stand around, stand around the demi-john
Stand around, stand around the demi-john
Stand around, stand around the demi-john

green corn
green corn
green corn

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