Sourwood Mountain

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COUNTRY: United States
LANGUAGE: English

GENRE: Appalachian Bluegrassy Old Timey Folk

This is call and response Appalachian fiddle tune, revived most recently by the Carolina Chocolate Drops. The only logical response to the phrase “Chickens a-crowin’ on Sourwood Mountain” is “Hi Ho Diddlle Um A-day!”

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Chickens a crowin’ on Sourwood Mountain
Hi-ho diddle-um a-day
So many pretty girls you can’t count em
Hi-ho diddle-um a-day

My true love lives down in the holler
When she goes there I’m gonna foller

Ducks in the pond, geese in the clover
Tell my love I’m comin over

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