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GUEST,Dan in Nova Scotia Lyr Req: Lynchburg Town alternate lyrics (19) Lyr Add: LYNCHBURG TOWN (sung by Salt of the Earth 21 Feb 02

G'Day folks,

You can find a recording of Lynchburg Town on the CD recorded by the now defunct group Salt of the Earth from the Newcastle area of the UK. They got it while performing at Mystic and brought it back with them.

CHORUS: Goin' on down to town, way down town.
I'm goin' down to Lynchburg town to tote my 'baccy down. (REPEAT CHORUS)

Whiskey by the jug boys, sugar by the sack.
Gonna tote them down to Lynchburg town, push my eye-corn back.

I went down to Lynchburg town, bought me a jug of wine.
Tied me to the whippin' post, Gave me forty-nine. CHORUS

Hardest work I ever done, Cutting on the sugar cane.
Easiest work I ever done, Kissin' miss Liza Jane.

The higher up the cherry tree, the sweeter are the cherries.
The more you hug and kiss the girls, the more they want to marry. CHORUS

I went down to New Orleans cutting on the sugar cane,
But every time I cut a stoke, thought o miss Liza Jane.

Eighteen pounds of meat a week, whiskey for to sell.
How can a young man stay at home, pretty girl look so well? CHORUS


Two of the members, Danny and Joyce McLeod run the Ryton folk club just a few short miles out of Newcastle.

Again, as to what eye-corn is I haven't the faintest. Good luck.



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