Sugar Hill

DESCRIPTION: Dance tune; "If you want to get your eye knocked out/If you want to get your fill/If you want to get your head blowed off/Go up on Sugar Hill". Other floating verses; "Possum up a 'simmon tree."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1928 (recording, Crockett Ward & his Boys)
KEYWORDS: dancing drink floatingverses dancetune
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Roberts, #79, "Sugar Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 193, "Sugar Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)

Frank Bode, "Sugar Hill" (on FBode1)
Dad Crockett, "Sugar Hill" (Brunwick 372, 1929; on KMM [as Crockett Family Mountaineers])
Iron Mountain String Band, "Sugar Hill" (on ClassOT)
Dan Tate, "Sugar Hill" (on FarMtns2)
Virginia Mountain Boomers [Ernest V. Stoneman, Willie Stoneman, an the Sweet Brothers], "Sugar Hill" (Gennett 6687, 1929; rec. 1928)
Crockett Ward & his Boys "Sugar Hill" (OKeh 45179, 1928; rec. 1927)

NOTES [7 words]: "Sugar Hill" is the wild part of town. - PJS
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File: CSW193

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