Sourwood Mountain

 

Chickens are crowin’ on Sourwood mountain,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

Get your dog and we’ll go huntin’

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

 

I got a gal lives up the river,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

Hop and skip and I’ll be with her,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

 

My true loves a blue-eyed daisy,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

She won’t come and I’m too lazy,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

 

One of these days before too long,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

I’ll get that girl and a-home I’ll run,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

 

Chickens are crowin’ on Sourwood mountain,

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

Get your dog and we’ll go huntin’

High-ho, high ho, diddle all the day.

 

This is a traditional Southern mountain dance song.