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Run Mountain
Composer: Traditional

Played by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers (Jerry Garcia, Marshall Leicester and Dick Arnold) in San Carlos on June 11th 1962.

Run Mountain occurs on at least one recording as Chuck A Little Hill.



Recordings

Run Mountain
no info Single (Shoot The Turkey Buzzard / Run Mountain), J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers, 1949
info Good Ole Mountain Music, Mainer's Mountaineers, 1959
info The New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 4, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1962
info Bluegrass Hall Of Fame, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 1962
no info EP, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 196?
no info J.E. Mainer's Mountaineers, Mainer's Mountaineers, 1973
no info Dulcimer: More Old Time And Traditional Music, Ralph Lee Smith, 1975
no info Plank Road String Band, Plank Road String Band, 1976
no info All The Good Times, The Angel Band, 197?
no info Blue highway, High Country, 1987
no info Bluegrass Hall Of Fame, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 1987
no info Up on Pyle Mountain, The Famous Pyle brothers, 1989
no info Ghost Country, Marley's Ghost, 1991
no info Oh Boy! O'Boy!, Tim O'Brien and The O'Boys, 1993
info Run Mountain, J. E. Mainer & His Mountaineers, 1997
no info Straight Outta Boone Country, Various Artists (Flathead), 1997
no info 16 Down Home Country Classics, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 1998
no info On the Road Again: Down Home Blues Jazz Gospel, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 1999
no info Hillbilly Jamboree, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 1999
info Bluegrass Bonanza, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 2001
info Run Mountain: North American Songs & Ballads, Kieron Means, 2002
no info Give It Back, The Hackensaw Boys, 2002
no info The Forge Mountain Diggers, The Forge Mountain Diggers, 2006
info Old Time Mountain Music / More Old Time Mountain Music, J.E. Mainer & His Mountaineers, 2007
info Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular, Tony Trischka, 2007
no info Hot Feet, Jake Leg Stompers, 2007
no info The Speakeasy Boys, The Speakeasy Boys, 2007
no info Totally Essential Bluegrass, Various Artists (J.E.Mainer's Mountaineers), 2009
no info 20 Original King Recordings, J. E. Mainer & His Mountaineers, 2011
no info Run Mountain : 30 old-time favorites, J. E. Mainer & His Mountaineers, 2011

Chuck A Little Hill
no info Songs Of The Old West, Ed McCurdy, 196?

Lyrics

The lyrics of the version performed by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers are as follows;

Goin' on the mountain,
Get me a load of pine,
Put it on the wagon,
I rode down behind.

(Chorus)
Run mountain, chuck a little hill,
Run mountain, chuck a little hill,
Run mountain, chuck a little hill,
There you'll get your fill.

Many miles from my home,
Roosters crow for day,
Me upstairs with another man's wife,
Better be getting away.

Chorus...

Way up on the mountain,
Give my horn a blow,
Thought I heard my true love say,
It's coming from my (beau?)

Chorus...

When I'm in the fields hard at work,
I sit down to play,
Thinking of my own true love,
She's many miles away.

Chorus...

Wished I had a needle and thread,
Fine as I could sew,
Sew my pretty girl to my side,
Down the road I'd go.

Chorus...

Once I had a little girl,
Got her from the south,
Only thing that's wrong with her,
She had too big a mouth.

Chorus...

Took my girl to the blacksmiths shop,
To have her mouth made small,
Turned around a time or two,
Swallowed that shop and all.

Chorus...

The "Way up on the mountain, Give my horn a blow" is a floating verse that occurs in many traditional songs such as Crow Black Chicken and Old Joe Clark.
 
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