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Thread #126099   Message #2810748
Posted By: Allan C.
13-Jan-10 - 05:52 AM
Thread Name: Origins: What a Jimmy-john is? (from Green Corn)
Subject: RE: Origins: What a Jimmy-john is? (from Green Corn)
Here are the lyrics of a very fast-paced bluegrass song. In fact, in the recordings I have heard, the words are sung so quickly that I was convinced that "jimmy-john" was what was used until I saw the printed lyrics.

        Hot Corn, Cold Corn


   Hot corn cold corn bring along the demijohn
   Hot corn cold corn bring along the demijohn
   Hot corn cold corn bring along the demijohn
   Fare thee well Uncle Bill see you in the morning yes sir

Well it's upstairs downstairs out in the kitchen (3x)
See you Uncle Bill just a raring and a pitching yes sir

Well it's old Aunt Peggy won't you fill 'em up again (3x)
Ain't had a drink since the lord knows when yes sir

Well yonder comes the preacher and the children are a crying (3x)
Chickens a running and the toenails a flying yes sir