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GUEST,John Doyle DTStudy: Darlin' Corey / Little Maggie (45) RE: DTStudy: Darlin' Corey / Little Maggie 01 Nov 21


I wanted to add to the thread if I may. I'm just learning this song. So I collected several lyrics and tried to make them connect a bit better. Then I added a few original lyrics to the end.

Dig a hole dig a hole in the meadow
Dig a hole in the cold cold ground
Dig a hole dig a hole in the meadow
Gonna lay darlin’ Corey down

The first time I seen darlin Corey
She was sittin by a willow tree
She had a fourty-four buckled around her
And a brown jug on her knee

In a tar paper shack in the Mount-teens
That’s where my darlin’ dwells
She makes the finest corn liquor
And what she don’t drink she sells

Wake up Wake up darlin Corey
What makes your sleep so sound?
The law man is a comin
He’s gonna tear your still house down

The next time I seen darlin’ Corey,
She had a dram glass in her hand,
She was drinkin' down her troubles,
With some low down ramblin' man.

Last night as I lay on my pillow,
Tried to rest upon on my bed,
Went and had a nightmare,
I dreamed my darlin’ was dead.

Wake up, wake up, darling Corey
Go and do the best you can
Gonna get me another woman
You can haunt some other man

The last time I saw darlin’ Corey,
She had a sweet smile on her face;
She had put her Trust in Jesus
And is headed to a better place.

Don't you hear them blue-birds singing'?
Don't you hear that joyful sound?
They're preachin' Corey's funeral,
Darlin’ Corey is Heaven Bound.


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