I Like Mountain Music

DESCRIPTION: A hula girl, or someone, travels to the Appalachians and finds (s)he likes what she hears: "I like mountain music, Good old mountain music, Played by a real hillbilly band."
AUTHOR: James Cavanaugh and Frank Weldon (source: Roy Acuff recording -- but this may just be the Acuff arrangement)
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (recording, Roy Acuff)
KEYWORDS: travel music campsong
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REFERENCES (1 citation):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 293, "I Like Mountain Music" (notes only)
Roud #25743
RECORDINGS:
Ken, Chuck, & Jim, "I Like Mountain Music" (Champion 45131)
Norman Phelps and His Virginia Rounders, "I Like Mountain Music" (Decca 5252)
Wenatchee Mountaineers, "I Like Mountain Music" (Melotone 93041)

NOTES [52 words]: There were apparently a lot of recordings of this before Roy Acuff cut his version, including even some versions in children's cartoons. These may be the source of the camp song version -- but I can't date them. I don't trust the Acuff attribution because of that, but it's the only authorship claim I have. - RBW
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