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Big Ball's in Boston

Key of G. Lyrics include 1 chorus and 1 verse but both parts are the same. Also called "Big Ball's in Brooklyn" and "Big Ball's in Cowtown" and "Big Ball in Town." 

  • This was performed by the Skillet Lickers in the 1920s [utoob]. We have the CD box set. There is a short clip here
  • Jug band [utoob] does the Skillet Lickers version.
  • Hot Club of Cowtown trio live [utoob]. 
  • Electric blugrass [utoob] but nice singing.
  • Texas swing with drums [utoob] but three fiddles.

Working on the railroad, Sleeping on the ground
Eating soda crackers, Ten cents a pound.
Big Ball's in Boston, Big Ball's in town.
Big Ball's in Boston, Can't dare sit down.
Freight Hoppers with David Bass fiddling Big Ball's in Brooklyn.