DESCRIPTION: "Way low down in the cedar swamp, Waters deep and muddy, There I met a pretty little miss...." The singer builds a home for the girl, who is "a honey"; "Makes me work all through the week, And get stove-wood on Sunday."
EARLIEST DATE: 1940 (copyright, Jean Ritchie/Geordie Music)
KEYWORDS: work playparty
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ritchie-Southern, p. 76, "Cedar Swamp" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST RiSo076 (Partial)
NOTES: I rather suspect this is derived from "Fly Around, My Pretty Little Miss" or one of its myriad relatives, but the lyrics are different, and the tune, while it could be related, is a few notes shorter in the chorus, so I am splitting them without hesitation. - RBW
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