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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.


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

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


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


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


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


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

Good luck,
Chet W.

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