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DIAMOND JOE. Old-Time, Breakdown. USA. D Major. ADae tuning (fiddle). AB (The 'B' part was composed by New York fiddler Steve Uhrik).

I'm gonna buy me a sack of flour
Cook a hoecake every hour,
Diamond Joe better come get me, Diamond Joe.

I'm gonna buy me a piece of meat,
Cook me a slice but once a week,
Diamond Joe you better come get me, Diamond Joe.

I'm gonna buy me a sack of meal,
Take a hoecake to the field,
Diamond Joe come and get me, Diamond Joe.

I'm gonna buy me a jug of whiskey,
I'm gonna make my baby frisky,
Diamond Joe better come get me, Diamond Joe.

I'm gonna buy me a jug of rum,
I'm gonna give my Ida some,
Diamond Joe you better come get me, Diamond Joe.

Source for notated version: Liz Slade (Yorktown, New York) [Kuntz].

Printed sources: Kuntz (Ragged but Right), 1987; p. 277-278. Silberberg (Tunes I Learned at Tractor Tavern), 2002; p. 35.

Recorded sources: County 514, The Georgia Crackers (a cover name for the Cofer Brothers)- "Hell Broke Loose in Georgia" (orig. rec. 1927). Document Records 8021, The Cofer Brothers - "Georgia Fiddle Bands, vol. 1" (Reissue).




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