Run, Mountain, Run
DESCRIPTION: Cho: "Well-a run, mountain, run (x2), No matter where in the world I go, I'm bound to have my fun." Verses often float: "I'm going to build me a scaffold on some mountain so high." "Love is like an onion, you smile.... you wonder, whatever made you bite."
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (collected from Uncle Dave Macon by Boswell)
KEYWORDS: courting floatingverses nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 86, pp. 137-138, "Run, Mountain, Run" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Not to be confused with "Run Mountain, which -- like this piece -- is a banjo tune with a collection of incoherent and often floating verses, but which has a rather different form.
Round appears to lump this with "Coming Round the Mountain (II -- Charming Betsey)," presumably based on the floating verses and mountain references, but that strikes me as quite a stretch. - RBW
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