I got a girl and she loves me,
She’s as sweet as sweet can be.
She’s got eyes of baby blue,
Makes my gun shoot straight and true.
Goin’ up Cripple Creek, goin’ on a run,
Goin’ up Cripple Creek to have a little fun
Goin’ up Cripple Creek, goin’ in a whirl
Goin’ up Cripple Creek to see my girl.
Cripple Creek’s wide and Cripple Creek’s deep,
I’ll wade old Cripple Creek before I sleep.
Roll my britches to my knees,
I wade old Cripple Creek when I please.
Cripple Creek’s wide and Cripple Creek’s muddy
I’m so drunk I can’t stand steady.
I know a girl who lives in town
I know she weighs 500 pounds.
The following verse are © 1974 by Wayne Erbsen
I know a girl whose hair is brown
Prettiest girl in this whole dang town.
I know a girl whose eyes are green
Prettiest girl I’ve ever seen.
I know a girl who jumps in the river.
I can’t catch her cuz she swims like a lizard.
Instruction on how to play this song can be found in Wayne Erbsen’s book:Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus