Mudcat Café message #48719 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8004   Message #48719
Posted By: Gene
09-Dec-98 - 02:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Away Out on the Mountain (Jimmie Rodgers)
Subject: Lyr Add: AWAY OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN (Jimmie Rodgers)
The correct title is: Away Out On The Mountain
Here's what it sounds like to me.

AWAY OUT ON THE MOUNTAIN
Words and music by Kelly Harrell
As recorded by Jimmie Rodgers, 1927. (Victor 21142-B)

I'll pack my grip for a farewell trip
Kiss Susie Jane goodbye at the fountain/
I'm going, says I, to the land of the sky
Away out on the mountain.

Where the wild sheep grows and the buffalo lows
And the squirrels are so many you can't count them
Then I'll make love to some turtledove
Way out on the mountain. YODEL

When the north winds blow and we're gonna have snow
And the rain and the hail comes [bouncing/bounding]
I'll wrap myself in a grizzly bear coat
Away out on the mountain. YODEL

Where the snakes are vile and the zebras wild
And the beavers paddle on walking canes
Then I'll mend my boots with a buffalo hide
Away out on the mountain. YODEL

Where the whippoorwills sing me to sleep at night
And the eagle roosts on the rocks of Fontaine
I'll feast on the meat and the honey so sweet
Way out on the mountain. YODEL

The Legendary Jimmie Rodgers/Vol. 1/RCA DPL-2-0275(e)