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HOLD THE WOODPILE DOWN

Saw my love the other night.
Hold the woodpile down.
Everything wrong, just a-nothing was right.
Hold the woodpile down.
She can make me lovely, can make me glad.
Hold the woodpile down.
I kissed her, till here come her dad.
Hold the woodpile down.
But I/he* was travelin', travelin',
As long as the world goes around.
Oh, the black gals shine on the Georgia line.
Oh, hold the woodpile down.

(Indented lines are repeated in the following verses:)

Come to town the other night. . . .
Heard a little noise and I see'd a little fight. . . .
Police watchin' and a-runnin' all around. . . .
Glory! White lightning done come to town. . . .

Boat keeper swallowed a nickel one day. . . .
Run him most crazy, I must say. . . .
Oh, listen now and I'll tell you what it's about. . . .
He's a nickel in and a nickel out. . . .

Down to the packinghouse, stoled a ham. . . .
Folks don't know how bad I am. . . .
Carried it home and I laid it on the shelf. . . .
Just so bad, I'm scared of myself. . . .

Love my wife, I love my baby. . . .
Love them biscuits a-broken in gravy. . . .
Carry my dice for to throw my passes. . . .
Love them flapjacks floating in molasses. . . .


Recorded by Uncle Dave Macon in 1927.
Reissued on Uncle Dave Macon "Go Long Mule," 1972.
Related to "Roll the Woodpile Down."

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