Words for Skip to My Lou CD/tape

1. SheÕll Be Coming ÔRound the Mountain

SheÕll be coming Ôround the mountain when she comes
SheÕll be coming Ôround the mountain when she comes
SheÕll be coming Ôround the mountain Coming Ôround the mountain
SheÕll be coming Ôround the mountain when she comes

SheÕll be driving six white horses.....

And weÕll all go out to meet her......

And weÕll all have chicken and dumplings .......

SheÕll be on the Oregon Trail......

2. Golden Slippers - instrumental

3. Buffalo Gals

As I was walking down the street, down the street, down the street
A pretty little girl I chanced to meet And we danced by the light of the moon

Chorus: Buffalo gals wonÕt you come out tonight Come out tonight, come out tonight
Buffalo gals wonÕt you come out tonight And dance by the light of the moon

I danced with a gal with a hole in her stocking And her heel kept a knocking and her toes kept a-rocking
I danced with a gal with a hole in her stocking And we danced by the light of the moon

I asked if she would be my wife, be my wife, be my wife
Then IÕd be happy all my life, if she would marry me

4. Wait for the Wagon

Will you come with me, dear Phyllis, to yon blue mountain free
Where the blossoms smell the sweetest, come rove along with me
ItÕs every Sunday morning, When I am by your side
WeÕll jump into the wagon, And weÕll all take a ride

Chorus: Wait for the wagon, Wait for the wagon
Wait for the wagon, And weÕll all take a ride

Where the river runs like silver, and the birds they sing so sweet
I have a cabin, Phyllis, and something good to eat
Come listen to my story, It will relieve my heart
So jump into the wagon, And off we will start

Together on lifeÕs journey, weÕll travel til we stop
And if we have no trouble, weÕll reach the happy top
So come with me, dear Phyllis, my dear and lovely bride
And jump into the wagon and weÕll all take a ride

5. Oh Susanna

I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee
IÕm going to Louisiana, my true love for to see
It rained all night the day I left, the weather it was dry
The sun so hot I froze to death, Susanna donÕt you cry

Chorus: Oh Susanna, donÕt you cry for me
I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee

I had a dream the other night , when everything was still
I thought I saw my dear Susanna, a coming down the hill
A buckwheat cake was in her mouth, a tear was in her eye
I said IÕm coming from the South, Susanna donÕt you cry

I soon will be in New Orleans, and then IÕll look around
And when I find Susanna, IÕll fall upon the ground
But if I do not find her there, this man will surely die
And when IÕm dead and buried, Susanna donÕt you cry

6. Home on the Range

Oh Give me a home where the buffalo roam, Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day

Chorus: Home, home on the range Where the deer and the antelope play
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word And the skies are not cloudy all day

How often at night, when the heavens were bright With the light of the twinkling stars
Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed If their glory exceeds that of ours

Oh, give me a land where the bright glittering stream Throws its light from the glittering streams
Where glideth along the graceful white swan Like the maid to her heavenly dreams

I love the wild flowers in this bright land of ours I love the wild curlews shrill scream
The bluffs and white rocks and antelope flocks That graze on the mountains so green

7. Yankee Doodle

Yankee Doodle went went to town a riding on a pony
Stuck a feather in his cap and called it macaroni

Father and I went down to camp along with Captain Gooding
There we saw the men and boys as thick as hasty pudding

There was a Captain Washington upon a slapping stallion
Giving orders to him men, I guess there were a million

And there we saw a thousand men as rich as squire David
What they wasted every day I wish it could be saved

8. Liza Jane

IÕve got a gal in Baltimore, Little Liza Jane
Street car runs right past her door, Little Liza Jane,

Chorus: Oh E-liza, Little Liza Jane Oh E-liza, Little Liza Jane

Liza Jane looks good to me....... Sweetest gal I ever see.......

I fell in love when I first saw....... Now IÕve got me a mother-in-law.......

House and lot in Baltimore...... Lots of children round the door......

I donÕt care how far I roam........ The very best place is home sweet home.......

9. Camptown Races

Oh, the Camptown ladies sing this song, doo-da, doo-da
The Camptown race trackÕs five miles long Oh de doo-da day
I went down there with my hat caved in, doo-da, doo-da
I come back up with a pocket full of tin, oh de doo-da day

Chorus: Going to run all night, Going to run all day
I bet my money on the bob-tailed nag Somebody bet on the bay

Oh the long tailed filly and big black horse,..... They fly the track and they both cut across, .....
The blind horse sticken in a big mud hole....... CanÕt touch bottom with a ten foot pole.....

Old mulley cow come on to the track...... The bobtail fling her over his back.......
Then they fly along like a railroad car....... Running a race with shooting star........

10. SoldierÕs Joy - instrumental

11. Old Joe Clark

Old Joe Clark he had a house, sixteen stories high
Every story in that house was full of chicken pie

Chorus: Round and round, Old Joe Clark, round and round I say,
Round and round, Old Joe Clark, AinÕt got long to stay

Old Joe Clark he had a dog, as blind as he could be
Chased a redbug round the stump and a coon up a hollow tree

I went down to Old JoeÕs house, never been there before
He slept on a feather bed and I slept on the floor

If you see that child of mine, tell them if you can
Before they go to eat their bread to wash their dirty hands

I went down to Old JoeÕs house, he invited me to supper
Stubbed my toe on a table leg and stuck my nose in the butter

12. The Arkansas Traveler

Oh, once upon a time in Arkansas
An old man sat at his little cabin door
And fiddled at a tune he liked to hear
A jolly old tune that he played by ear

It was raining hard but the fiddler didnÕt care
He sawed away at the popular air
Though his roof top leaked like a waterfall
That didnÕt seem to bother the old man at all

A traveler was riding by that day
And stopped to hear him a-fiddling away
The cabin was afloat and his feet were wet
But the old man still didnÕt seem to fret

So the stranger said, ŌNow it seems to me,
YouÕd better mend your roof,Ķ says he.
But the old man said as he played away
ŌI couldnÕt mend it now, itÕs a rainy dayĶ

The traveler replied, ŌThatÕs all quite true
But this, I think, is the thing for you to do
Get busy on a day that is fair and bright
Then patch the old roof till itÕs good and tight.Ķ

But the old man kept on a-playing at his reel
And tapping the ground with his leathery heel
ŌGet along, Ō said he, Ōfor you give me a pain
My cabin never leaks when it doesnÕt rain!Ķ

13. Red River Valley

From this valley they say you are going
We will miss your bright eyes and sweet smile
For they say you are taking the sunshine
That has brightened our pathways awhile

Chorus: Come and sit by my side, if you love me
Do not hasten to bid me adieu
Just remember the Red River Valley
And the cowboy who loved you so true

IÕve been thinking a long time, my darling
Of the sweet words you never would say
Now, alas, must my fond hopes all vanish
For they say you are going away

Do you think of this valley youÕre leaving
O how lonely and how dreary it will be
Do you think of the kind hearts youÕre breaking
And the pain you are causing to me

They will bury me where you have wondered
Near the hills where the daffodils grow
When youÕre gone from the Red River Valley
For I canÕt live without you I know

14. Red Wing - instrumental

15. Shortning Bread

Three little children, lying in bed Two were sick and the other most dead
Call for the doctor and the doctor said give those children some shortning bread

Chorus MamaÕs little baby loves shortning, shortnin
MamaÕs little baby loves shortning bread
MamaÕs little baby loves shortning, shortnin
MamaÕs little baby loves shortning bread

Put on the skillet, slip on the lid MamaÕs gonna make a little shortnin bread
That aint all sheÕs gonna do MamaÕs gonna make a little coffee too

Now when those children, sick in bed Heard that talk about shortnin bread
Popped up well to dance and sing Skipped around and cut the pigeon wing

16. Turkey in the Straw

Well I had an old hen and she had a wooden leg
Just the best old hen that ever laid an egg
Well she laid more eggs than any hen on the farm
And a little drink of water wouldnÕt do her no harm

Chorus: Turkey in the hay, hay, hay, hay
Turkey in the straw, haw, haw, haw
Pick em up, shake em up, any way at all
And hit up a tune called Turkey in the Straw

Well I hitched up a wagon and I drove down the road
With a two horse wagon and a four horse load
Well I cracked my whip and the lead horse sprung
And I said, Ōgood byeĶ to the wagon tongue

Well I came to a river and I couldnÕt get across
So I paid five dollars for an old blind horse
Well he wouldnÕt go ahead and he wouldnÕt stand still
So he went up and down like an old saw mill

17. Polly Wally Doodle

Oh I went down South to see my Sal Sing polly wolly doodle all the day
My Sal she is a spunky gal Sing polly wolly doodle all the day

Chorus: Fare thee well, fare thee well Fare thee well, my fairy fay
For IÕm going to Louisiana for to see my Susianna
Singing polly wolly doodle all the day

Oh my Sal she is a maiden fair, .... With curly eyes and laughing hair.....

Oh a grasshopper sitting on a railroad track....... A picking his teeth with a carpet tack......

18. Skip to My Lou

Lost my partner, whatÕll I do? (3x)
Skip to my Lou my darling

Chorus: Skip, skip, skip to my Lou (3x)
Skip to my Lou my darling

IÕll get another one prettier than you.......

Little red wagon painted blue.......

DadÕs old hat & MamaÕs old shoe........

Going out West, two by two........

19. Jenny Lind Polka - instrumental