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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:00 am Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 998
Step right up, boys, right this way
Down to the Sewanee Mountain hideaway
All the girls lined up would spit in their eyes
Kickin' and a-scratchin’ for a Tennessee prize

Gather 'round, boys and place your bets
On which one a these cats can scratch the best
All you gals, want a good clean fight,
Sewanee Mountain Catfight's here tonight

Sewanee Mountain Catfight, dollar and a dime
Girls gone wild on the Tennessee line
Got her by the hair, another by the neck
Teeth go flyin' in a roadside shed????

Well, the first thing you know, ol' Jump-Up Joe
Took 12:1, went and placed a show
she was lookin' to kill
straight from the holler on Hill

Then the whistle blew and Betty-Lou
Took a hankie in his hair and away she flew
Slapped her on the fanny then she flipped her gown
Racked up four points in the very first round

Yeah, the girls was hot and the beer was cold
Just about then them blue lights rolled
They busted in through the kitchen door
And the sheriff pulled out a .44
Hey, Sheriff, bring that Betty Lou
She oughta bring that hothead home to you
The sheriff payed his $1.10.
Said, "Girls, start up that fight again!"

Step right up, boys
C'mon, now, lay your money down
Alright, girls, now make it clean
We don't want no blows below the pantyline


At this point it's got more spaces than lyrics I think! Anyone hear any better?


Last edited by The whistle knows my name on Wed Jul 11, 2012 1:41 pm; edited 3 times in total

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:31 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 998
Woops, forgot to add the link to the video I'm going on.

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Posted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:47 am Reply with quote
*Irish Stew* Joined: 03 Oct 2007 Posts: 3666 Location: Joe's Cornfield
hahah!! that was the song on the 20 second clip i got in belfast! we can finally complete the setlist Very Happy


Well, step right up, boys, right this way
Down to a Sewanee Mountain hideaway
All the girls lined up WOULD SPIT IN THEIR EYE
Just WHOOPIN" and a-kickin’ for the Tennessee pride
___ boy, now place your bets
On which one a these cats can scratch the best
With all ______________ fight,
C’mon, boy, now start _____

PUTTIN" DOWN A BET FOR A dollar and a dime
Girls gone wild on the Tennessee line
Got her by the hair, another by the neck
Teeth ________ roadside _____

Well, the whistle blew and ol’ Betty-Lou
Took a _____ his hair and away she flew
________________________________
___ went down in the very first round


Well the (beard gets caught?) and the beer is cold
__________________throat
____ busted in through the kitchen door
And the sheriff drew his .44
______________ Betty Lou
_____ bring that hothead home with you
_______________________________ again


it's a tough one alrght, whistle ...


Last edited by GumboStu on Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:18 pm; edited 1 time in total

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Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 3:16 pm Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 09 Jul 2008 Posts: 22 Location: Wakefield, IL
does anyone know the chords to sewannie moutain catfight? it would be a fun one to play!

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The whistle knows my name
Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:34 pm Reply with quote
Charlie Joined: 21 Apr 2008 Posts: 998
Capo on 2

intro & verses
G C D
G D G

chorus
F G (G C D G D G)-same pattern as intro
F G C D G D G

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Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:46 am Reply with quote
Lil' Birdie Joined: 09 Jul 2008 Posts: 22 Location: Wakefield, IL
can anyone tell me what Ketch is saying in this verse?

Well, the first thing you know, ol' Jump-Up Joe
Took 12:1, went and placed a show
____________she was lookin' to kill
straight from the holler on Hill

Hes saying something before "she was lookin to kill" and i can't understand him nor find any lyrics with what he is saying. We have a gig at the end of July and i'm looking foward to playing this song, among other old crow songs, and want to get it right. If anyone could help me out i would greatly appriciate it Very Happy

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Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:24 pm Reply with quote
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Hey Sarge Smile Good to hear you're gigging out!

I reckon it could be

Well, the first thing you know, ol' Jump-Up Joe
Took 12:1, win place or show
Hannah's on the corner, she was lookin' to kill
Straight from the holler on Cathouse Hill

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Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:27 pm Reply with quote
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just looked at the lyric sheet and it's

"Hannah took her corner"

also it's "Jump Off Joe" apparently Shocked

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Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:39 pm Reply with quote
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once again gumbostu saves the day for me! haha thank you sooo much buddy! hope everything is going well for you over the pond!

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Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 4:45 pm Reply with quote
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Yep all is good here we're having a few days of summer for a change Wink 32ºC today!

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 2:06 pm Reply with quote
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thought yall would like this. my friend and i played at a nearby tavern. she had her kickdrum and i played sewannie mountain catfight while she clapped and played the kick drum for me to keep an added beat. WE ROCKED IT!

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Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:57 pm Reply with quote
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Sounds awesome.

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