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Lyr Req: Sassafras Tea? / Sassafras (B E Wheeler)

GUEST,zonahobo 11 May 00 - 03:05 AM
Allan C. 11 May 00 - 07:42 AM
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Subject: Anybody know Sassafras Tea?
From: GUEST,zonahobo
Date: 11 May 00 - 03:05 AM

I used to know a song that went "Way down yonder in the tall grass .. lived a little girl named Sassafras .. wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk and a funny way of putting on the sass..

Chorus: Call out the neighborhood boys .. I'm the one that's making all the noise.. a little cup of tea knocked the heart out of me and that cup of tea was Sassafras"

That's all I remember and I sure would like to get the rest of the lyrics. I've looked on a lot of lyric boards and can't find it. I think it was sung in the late 60's by the Kingston Trio or Brother's Four. Anyone remember this song?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anybody know Sassafras Tea?
From: Allan C.
Date: 11 May 00 - 07:42 AM

This song has never made it to the DT. But we did have a discussion about it some time ago. Take a look here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anybody know Sassafras Tea?
From: raredance
Date: 11 May 00 - 10:37 PM

Completing what I couldn't remember a year ago, Billy Edd Wheeler recorded it on an album called "Billy Edd USA"

rich r


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Anybody know Sassafras Tea?
From: GUEST,zonahobo
Date: 11 May 00 - 11:53 PM

Thanks much .. that nailed it .. Paul Mills had included the words in a posting back in May 1999. Great job and this is undoubtedly the best lyric site around ..


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: SASSAFRAS (Billy Edd Wheeler)
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Aug 11 - 11:52 PM

Way down yonder in the tall grass
Lives a little bitty woman named Sassafras
With a wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk
And a funny way of putting on the class
They say White Lightning in a jar
Clear as white water and hot as fire
Well I'm telling you boys that may be true
But that glass won't hold Sassafras

Refrain: So Tell all the neighborhood boys
I'm the one that's making all the noise
Cause a little bit of tea took the heart out of me
And that bit of tea was Sassafras

The first time I kissed her in the city park
The Bells started ringin and it got dark
The army and the navy couldn't keep the people down
Cause they thught it was a hydrogen bomb

refrain

The second time I kissed her in the swimmin' hole
The water got hot and don't you know
The steam from the water rose high in the sky
And the old swimmin' hole went dry

refrain

I'm very sorry got to go now
Me and my baby gonna take a vow
Gonna get married and raise a family
Gonna raise 'em on Sassafras Tea

Refrain

Cords: G C D
G C D
G D Em Bm
C Am D
G C D
G C D
G D Em Bm
C Am D G


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sassafras Tea? / Sassafras (B E Wheeler)
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 08:14 PM

G                      C    D
Way down yonder in the tall grass
G                                  C    D
Lives a little bitty woman named Sassafras
G                      D          Em          Bm
With a wiggle in her walk and a giggle in her talk
       C            Am             D
And a funny way of putting on the class

They say White Lightning in a jar
Clear as white water and hot as fire
Well I'm telling you boys that may be true
But that glass won't hold Sassafras

    G             D         G
So Tell all the neighborhood boys
    G               C             D
I'm the one that's making all the noise
G                      D          Em          Bm
Cause a little bit of tea took the heart out of me
    C          Am      D G
And that bit of tea was Sassafras

The first time I kissed her in the city park
The Bells started ringin and it got dark
The army and the navy couldn't keep the people down
Cause they thught it was a hydrogen bomb

refrain

The second time I kissed her in the swimmin' hole
The water got hot and don't you know
The steam from the water rose high in the sky
And the old swimmin' hole went dry

refrain

I'm very sorry got to go now
Me and my baby gonna take a vow
Gonna get married and raise a family
Gonna raise 'em on Sassafras Tea

Refrain


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sassafras Tea? / Sassafras (B E Wheeler)
From: Janie
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 10:06 PM

I learned the first two lines as

"Way down yonder in the pawpaw patch
met a little girl named Sassafras."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Sassafras Tea? / Sassafras (B E Wheeler)
From: Janie
Date: 05 Mar 13 - 10:20 PM

same lyrics, other than the first lines, but very different tune.


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