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chet w Lyr Req: Sittin' on Top of the World (24) Lyr Add: I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD (Chatmon) 01 Feb 98


Every time I hear this song I learn new verses. I believe it was written by Sam Chatmon (who claimed to be the father of 60 children) and the Mississippi Sheiks back in the 20's. Here's the version I do.

I'M SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
(Chatmon)

Was in the spring, one sunny day
My sweetheart left me, Lord she went away

CHORUS:
But now she's gone, gone, gone, and I don't worry
Cause I'm sitting on top of the world

You don't like my peaches, don't shake my tree
Get out of my orchard, let my peaches be

CHORUS

You know she called me up, down in El Paso
Said come back daddy, o I need you so

CHORUS

Don't you run here cryin, holdin out your hand
Gonna get me a woman, same way you got your man

CHORUS

Going down to the station, out in the yard
Gonna catch me a freight train, life done got hard

CHORUS


Look for good versions of this song by Mississippi Sheiks, Taj Mahal, and Doc Watson.

Good luck,
Chet W.


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