Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap

Lay down boys and take a little nap,
We’re all goin’ down to Cumberland Gap.

Lay down boys and take a little nap,
Snow knee-deep in Cumberland Gap.

Cumberland Gap’s a devil of a place;
Couldn’t find water to wash my face.

Me and my wife’s pap,
Walked all the way from Cumberland Gap.

Pretty little girl if you don’t care,
I’ll leave my demijohn a-sittin right there

If it ain’t there when I get back,
I’ll raise hell in Cumberland Gap.

Lay down boys and take a little rest,
We’ll all wake up in a whippoorwill’s nest.

I’m going to back to Cumberland Gap
To see my granny and my grandpap.

Me and my wife and my little chap
Made a good living on Cumberland.

Saved my money and bought me a farm
Raise sweet taters as long as your arm.

Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s book: Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus

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