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Thread #54252   Message #854821
Posted By: Richie
28-Dec-02 - 10:51 PM
Thread Name: DTStudy: Darlin' Corey / Little Maggie
Subject: Lyr Add: DARLING CORA (B. F. Shelton)
After listening to Darlin' Cora by Shelton, I've added some of the missing lyrics to Stewie's transcription posted above:


Oh go dig a hole in the meadow
Oh go dig a hole in the ground
Go dig a hole in the meadow
Let me lay pretty Corey down

Oh the last time I saw darlin' Corey
She was sittin' on the bank of the sea
With a forty-four around her
And a banjo on her knee.

Wake up, wake up, darling Corey
How can you sleep so sound
Highway robbers are comin'
Gonna tear your still-house down.

Go away, go away, darlin' Corey
And bring to me my gun
I ain't no man for trouble
But trouble just now begun.

The last time I saw darling Corey
(She) had a forty-five in her hand
Kill them revenue officers
If they leave here with my man.

Go away, go away, darling Corey
Quit your hangin' around my bed
Whisky has ruined my body
Pretty women will kill me stone dead.

Across the deep blue ocean
Across the deep blue sea
Go bring to me darlin' Corey
Wherever she may be.

Wake up, wake up, darlin' Corey
Go do the best you can
I have got me another woman
You can notch you another man

Oh yes, oh yes, my darlin'
I'll do the best I can
But I'll never give my pleasure
For another gamblin' man.

Notes: Transcription of B.F. Shelton 'Darling Cora' recorded on July 29, 1927 in Bristol, Tenn. and issued as Vi 35838. Transcribed by Stewie, corrections by Richie