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BK Lick Tab. needed for 'Shake Sugaree' please! (19) Lyr Add: SHAKE SUGAREE (Libba Cotten/Art Thieme) 14 Sep 11


I do purely love Art's Folk Legacy recording of this song, discussed above and also HERE.
With his permission, I've put AN MP3 OF IT on my server. Here's the version he sings:
Gonna sing you a song, it's not very long
Gonna sing it right, sing it all night long
Oh lordy me, didn't we shake sugaree
Everything I had is done and gone

Well, I've got a secret, that none can tell
I'm a-goin' to heaven in a split pea shell
Oh lordy me, didn't we shake sugaree
Everything I had is done and gone

First star to the right, straight on till morn
I've never seen the like, babe, since I've been born
Oh lordy me, didn't we shake sugaree
Everything I had is done and gone

Well, one of these days, and it won't be long
Gonna look for me, gal, and I'll be gone
Oh lordy me, didn't we shake sugaree
Everything I had is done and gone

Well, if I had wings, like Noah's dove
I'd fly across the river, to the gal I love
Oh lordy me, didn't we shake sugaree
Everything I had is done and gone

Well, I've sung my song, didn't take very long
I sung it right, sing it all night long
Oh lordy me, didn't we shake sugaree
Everything I had is done and gone


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