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Thread #7985   Message #59805
Posted By: Art Thieme
23-Feb-99 - 11:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Siul a Ruin
Subject: RE: Lyrics: Suil a Ruin
Chubby Parker did a great version on a 78 rpm record. He was on the WLS Barndance out of Chicago. In his early life he was a merchant seaman and went all over the world. I did this song on my Folk Legacy LP (still available on cassette. C-105 ON THE WILDERNESS ROAD)

Come and listen to my song
It's awful pretty and it won't take long,
I sung it all the way from here to Hong Kong,

Chorus) Shoo-ri, shoo-ri, shoo-ri roo,
Sugar racka, surgar racka, shoo-ri-roo,
When I saw my little bobolink,

I'm gonna buy me an old gray hoss,
The Alleghenies I will cross,
Gonna find the true love that I lost,

I was down on a South Sea isle,
Where the folks/ladies all greet you with a smile,
I wrote back home, "Well, I think I'll stay a while."

I've sailed the sea and I've trod the shore,
Where Englishmen never went before,
And I'll never shun wild women anymore,

Dad went out in a Ford machine,
Dropped a match in the gasoline,
Went so high he's never been seen,

Man came from monkey Darwin said,
Where women came from I never read,
But I know where some are goin' when they're dead,

Here I sit on Buttermilk Hill,
Here I sit & cry m' fill,
Every tear would turn a mill,

My true love has gone to France,
There her fortune to advance,
When she gets home we're gonna have a little dance,

Art Thieme