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Old Jimmy Sutton

Key of D (sometimes G). High part in key of A, low part in key of D.
  • Great version by New Ballards Branch Bog Trotters. You have your choice of poor videos. Blue Ridge [utoob; skip to 3:30]. Henderson's [utoob]. Fries [utoob]
  • Highwoods String Band recorded it in the early 1970s. We love this whole CD called Feed your Babies Onions [amazon].
  • Horse Flies give it hypnotic rhythms. You can hear a new age version on [myspace] but there is an old time version on the CD called In the Dance Tent. 
  • Some crazy folks having a great time in the garage [utoob]. Say Bahhh!
  • Tenor banjo, cello banjo, and banjerine! Pluse pep stepping. [utoob]
  • "Awful good banjo," she says after this living room jam [utoob]
  • Awful good fiddle bowing by Six Dollar String Band [utoob].
  • Dan Gellert cello banjo & sing on stage [utoob].
Old Time Lyrics
Grabbed my gun, I went huntin.
Bang went the gun, down went the mutton. 
Sheep and Cow, walking through the pasture.
Sheep said Cow, can't you walk a little faster?
Cow said Sheep, I got a hurt toe.
Sheep said Cow, I did not know.
I don't like meat, I don't like nuttin.
I don't give a blank for the old Jimmy Sutton.

There is a different tune called Sheeps and Hogs Walking through the Pasture. It is on a CD by Buddy Thomas [clip at Amazon].
Ballard's Branch Bogtrotters.