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Lyr Req: Banjo Pickin' Girl

Aoife 19 Nov 99 - 10:56 AM
Allan C. 19 Nov 99 - 11:07 AM
Dale Rose 19 Nov 99 - 01:23 PM
Mark 19 Nov 99 - 07:40 PM
Richie 14 Oct 08 - 11:54 AM
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Subject: Banjo Pickin' Girl???
From: Aoife
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 10:56 AM

Hey, y'all, I'm looking for a song sung by Hazel Dickens, I think, "I've been all 'round this world, I'm a banjo pickin' girl.. I'm a goin' to North Carolina, and from there I'll go to China ... " Something like that. Any help or reference to album it might be on appreciated! Th


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Subject: RE: Banjo Pickin' Girl???
From: Allan C.
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 11:07 AM

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Subject: RE: Banjo Pickin' Girl???
From: Dale Rose
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 01:23 PM

From the Folk Music Index ~~ most are no longer available or are at least ifficult to find, though you might be able to pick up used copies.

Banjo Pickin' Girl
Rt - Baby Mine; Goin' Around the World (Baby Mine); Going Away From Home (These are alternate titles)
1. Coon Creek Girls. Early Radio Favorites, Old Homestead OHS 142, LP (1982), cut# 10
2. Coon Creek Girls. Banjo Pickin' Girl, Rounder 1029, LP (1978), cut# 16
3. Coon Creek Girls. Going Down The Valley; Vocal & Instrumental Music from the South, New World NW 236, LP (1977), cut# 17
4. Fink, Cathy. Leading Role, Rounder 0223, LP (1985), cut#B. 05
5. Hazel And Alice. Hazel Dickens and Alice Gerrard, Rounder 0054, LP (1976), cut# 11
6. Ledford, Lilly Mae. Banjo Pickin' Girl, Greenhays GR 712, LP (1983), cut# 1
7. Rutherford, Ernest; and the Gold Hill Band. Old Cap'n Rabbit, Heritage (Galax) 080, Cas (1989), cut# 9
8. Sexton, Lee "Boy". Whoa Mule, June Appal JA 0051, LP (1987), cut# 8 (Going Round This World)
9. Skirtlifters. Somewhere in Dixie, Skirtlifters, Cas (1987), cut#B. 06 (Goin' Around the World (Baby Mine))
10. Stamper, I. D. Red Wing, June Appal JA 0010, LP (1977), cut# 8 (Going Round This World)


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Subject: Lyr Add: BANJO-PICKIN' GIRL (from Cari Norris)
From: Mark
Date: 19 Nov 99 - 07:40 PM

Lee Sexton's "Whoa Mule" should be available from Appalshop at www.appalshop.org

It seems to me I've heard Eric von Schmidt sing something with the same tune. Anyone know what it might be?

I'm pretty sure the following lyrics can be traced to Cari Norris, Lillie Mae Ledford's granddaughter:

1. Well, I'm going round this world, baby mine.
Well, I'm going round this world, baby mine.
Well, I'm going round this world. I'll be a banjo-pickin' girl.
Well, I'm going round this world, baby mine.

2. Well, I'm going to Tennessee, baby mine. (2x)
I'm going to Tennessee, but don't you follow me.
Well, I'm going to Tennessee, baby mine.

3. Well, I'm going to N. Carolina...(2x)
I'm going to N. Carolina and from there I'll go to China...etc.

4. Well I'm going to Chattanooga....
I'm going to Chattanooga and from there I'll go to Cuba...etc.

5. If you ain't got no money, baby mine (2x)
If you ain't got no money, get yourself another honey!...etc.

^Seems like it might be a geography teaching song and kind of invites the singer to make up new lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Banjo Pickin' Girl???
From: Richie
Date: 14 Oct 08 - 11:54 AM

Hi,

I did a painting of Banjo Pickin' Girl. Cari Norris (Lily May Ledford's granddaughter) was at my art show performance this Saturday and played Banjo Pickin Girl with me.

There's a photo on my Blog: http://richardmattesonsblog.blogspot.com/

(Click the photo to make it larger) There are more details about the song: see earlier blog entries.

Richie


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