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Little Brown Jug

Key of C (or any key, really). Two parts.

Links:
  • Henry Whitter on harmonica & guitar. [UToob] Old recording, no video.
  • Skillet Lickers two fiddles guitar, banjo. [UToobOld recording, no video.
  • Fiddling Joe Thompson [scroll down for clip at Smithsonian].
  • Flatt & Scruggs sang it as a gag in the Beverly Hillbillies (3:40 and 4:40).
Lyrics:
Ha Ha Ha, you and me. Little brown jug don't I love thee. 
Ha Ha Ha, you and me. Little brown jug don't I love thee. 

Me & my wife lived alone in a little log hut we called our own.
She loved gin and I love rum. I tell you what we had some fun.

Me & my wife and a bobtailed dog, we crossed that river on a hickory log.
Old lock broke and I fell in, down in the water up to my chin.

I lay down in the shade of a tree, little brown jug and the shade on me.
I raised up and give it a pull, little brown jug is about half full.

I got a cow that gives us milk, dress her up in the finest silk.
Feed her on that Georgia hay, I milk her forty times a day.
Tricia Spencer from Prarie Acre, and friends. They seem to enjoy the "Ha Ha Ha" part. This was at Clifftop 2012. Some of us witnessed this spectacle.
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