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Thread #54252   Message #839268
Posted By: masato sakurai
02-Dec-02 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Darlin' Corey / Little Maggie
Subject: Lyr Add: THE GAMBLING MAN
From Sharp, English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians (1932, no. 152; with tune).

THE GAMBLING MAN (version B)
(Sung by Mrs. Clercy Deeton at Mine Fork, Burnsville, N.C., Sept. 19, 1918)

1. My pocketbook full of money,
    My friends all a-standing around;
    My pocketbook are empty,
    And I ain't got a friend to be mine.

2. Last night as I lay on my pillow,
    Last night as I lay on my bed,
    Last night as I lay on my pillow
    I dreamed little Bessy was dead.

3. Go dig me a hole in the meadow,
    Go dig me a hole in the ground,
    Go dig me a hole in the meadow
    When I lie this poor gambler down.

4. The first time I saw darling Corie,
    She had a dram glass,
    Drinking away her trouble
    And a-going with a gambling man.

5. The next time I saw darling Corie,
   She had a sweet smile on her face;
   Drinking away her troubles
   And a-going in another girl's place.

Recordings before the early 1940s (from Meade et al.'s Country Music Sources):

DARLING CORY

Little Corey - Clarence Gill (01/06/1927)
Darling Cora - Buell Kazee (04/19/1927)
Darlin' Cora - B.F. Shelton (07/29/1927)
Little Lulie - Dick Justice (ca.05/1929)
Darling Corey - Monroe Brothers (06/21/1936)
Little Lulie - Homer Brierhopper (06/09/1938)

~Masato
The following version is in the Digital Tradition. I missed it before.
-Joe Offer-


THE GAMBLING MAN

My pocketbook full of money,
My friends are all standing around.
My pocketbook are empty
And I ain't got a friend to be mine (found)

Last night as I lay on my pillow,
Last night as I lay on my bed,
Last night as I lay on my pillow,
I dreamed little Bessy was dead.

Go dig me a hole in the meadow
Go dig me a hole in the ground.
Go dig me a hole in the meadow
When I lie this poor gambler down.

The first time I saw Darling Corie
She had a dram glass (in her hand)
Drinking away her trouble
And a-going with a gambling man.

The next time I saw darling Corie
She had a sweet smile on her face.
Drinking away her troubles
And a-going in another girl's place.

From Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians, Sharp
Collected from Mrs. Clancy Deeton, NC 1918
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