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Possum On A Rail – key of G

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Here is a little bit of The Mississippi Possum Hunters playing Possum On A Rail from a 78RPM record that was recorded way back in 1930:

[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Possom_On_a_Rail_snippet.mp3|titles=Possom_On_a_Rail_snippet]

 

And here’s the whole song slowed way down:

[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Possom_On_a_Rail.mp3|titles=Possom_On_a_Rail]

River of Jordan

Saturday, May 21st, 2011
[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/River-of-Jordan.mp3|titles=River of Jordan]

River of Jordan –  from The Louvin Brothers

To the River of Jordan, our Savior went one day
And preacher John The Baptist met Him there.
And when John baptized Jesus in Jordan’s rushing waters
The mighty power of God filled the air.

And I’m on my way (to the River Of Jordan).
Gonna wade right in (to the rushing waters).
I’ll dip myself (I’ll dip myself)
In the River Of Jordan
And let the cool waters cleanse my soul.

King Naaman was stricken with dreaded leprosy
And he sent for the man of God to pray.
But Elisha said to Naaman “go and dip yourself in Jordan”
And let the cool waters wash your spots away.

So he went right down (to the River Of Jordan),
And he went right in (to the rushing waters).
He dipped himself (he dipped himself)
In the River Of Jordan
And the cool waters made him whole.

Now the River Of Jordan is many miles away
And this mighty river I may never see.
But I’ll find myself an alter in an old fashioned church
And my River Of Jordan that will be.

And I’m on my way (to the River Of Jordan).
Gonna wade right in (to the rushing waters).
I’ll dip myself (I’ll dip myself)
In the River Of Jordan
And let the cool waters cleanse my soul.

 

Check out these Alleghany County JAM kids

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

They have JAM class every day as part of their school curriculum.

Turkey In The Straw – 2nd part

Saturday, November 20th, 2010
[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/Turkey-In-The-Straw-2nd-part.mp3|titles=Turkey In The Straw – 2nd part|loop=yes]

Turkey In The Straw 1st-part

Thursday, October 21st, 2010
[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Turkey-In-The-Straw-1st-part.mp3|titles=Turkey In The Straw – 1st part|loop=yes]

East Virginia – lyrics

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

East Virginia – trad.

Chorus:
I was born in East Virginia,
North Carolina I did go.
There I met the fairest maiden,
Her name and age I did not know.

Her hair was a dark sun color.
And her cheeks were rosy-red.
Upon her breast she wore white lilies
Where I longed to lay my head.

At my heart you are my darling.
At my door you’re welcome in.
And at my gate I’ll always meet you,
For you’re the girl I tried to win.

Chorus: I was born …

Molly dear, go and ask your mother,
Ask her if she’ll set you free.
But if she won’t let you marry,
Just tell her you’ll run away with me.

I believe I’ll hire some blue-eyed boatman
To row me away across the sea.
Far away from the one I love,
‘Cause she will not marry me.

Chorus: I was born …

I’ll go back to East Virgina,
North Carolina ain’t my home.
I’ll go back all broken hearted
And leave old North Carolina alone.

I’d rather be in some dark holler
Where the sun don’t never shine
Than for you to be another man’s darling
And to know you’ll never be mine.

Chorus: I was born …

Arkansas Traveler – slow – key of D

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Arkansas-Traveler-fiddle.mp3|titles=Arkansas Traveler -fiddle|loop=yes]

Trevor plays Arkansas Traveler real slow on the fiddle.

Sally Ann – key of D

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Sally-Ann.mp3|titles=Sally Ann|loop=yes]

Mole In The Ground – lyrics – key of D

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Here’s most of the verses I know:

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Going Across The Sea – key of D

Thursday, March 11th, 2010
[audio:http://www.haywoodjam.org/blogs/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Going-Across-The-Sea.mp3|titles=Going Across The Sea|loop=yes]