Run Mountain

DESCRIPTION: Dance tune with floating verses: "I went up on the mountain to get me a load of pine..."; "Me six miles from my home... Me upstairs with another man's wife..."; Chorus: "Run mountain, chuck a little hill (x3)/There you'll get your fill."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1949 (recording, J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Dance tune with floating verses: "I went up on the mountain to get me a load of pine/I put it on the wagon, I broke down behind"; "Me six miles from my home and the chickens crowing for day/Me upstairs with another man's wife, better be a-getting away"; "I went up on the mountain to give my horn a blow/I thought I heard my true love say, yonder comes my beau"; "If I had a needle and thread as fine as I could sew/I'd sew my true love to my side and down the road I'd go." Chorus: "Run mountain, chuck a little hill (x3)/There you'll get your fill."
KEYWORDS: adultery love work dancing humorous nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 206, "Run Mountain" (1 text, 1 tune)
RECORDINGS:
J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers "Run Mountain" (King 819, 1949)
New Lost City Ramblers, "Run Mountain" (on NLCR04)

CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Down the River I Go" (words)
cf. "Whoop 'em Up Cindy" (words)
cf. "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard" [Child 81] (words)
cf. "The Hunt is Up" (words)
NOTES: One of dozens of songs in southeastern and Appalachian tradition that reshuffle similar verses with new choruses and tunes. - PJS
Not to be confused with "Run, Mountain, Run," even though that too is a shuffled-verse song.
Last updated in version 2.6
File: CSW206

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