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GEORGIA RAILROAD. AKA and see "Peter and I Went Fishing," "Peter went a-Fishin' (1).'" Old-Time, Breakdown & Song; New England, Polka. USA. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The song was recorded in the 1920's by Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers.

Peter and I we went fishin
Georgia Railroad I am bound;
Caught a big mud-cat, put him in the kitchen,
Georgia Railroad, Georgia gal.

I led sheep up to the pasture,
Georgia Railroad I am bound;
But my gal said: "Sheep can't you go a little faster",
Georgia Railroad, Georgia gal.

Sheep said: "Cow, I have a sore toe",
Georgia Railroad I am bound;
Cow said: "Sheep, I did not know",
Georgia Railroad, Georgia gal.

Well I'm goin' down the road and the road's all muddy,
Georgia Railroad I am bound;
But I'm so drunk I can't stand steady,
Georgia Railroad, Georgia gal.

Source for notated version: Tom McCreesh [Brody and Kuntz]; Alan Block [Phillips].

Printed sources: Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 118. Kuntz (Ragged but Right), 1987; pp. 319-320. Miller & Perron (101 Polkas), 1978; No. 63. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 1, 1994; p. 96.

Recorded sources: Columbia 15019-D (78 RPM), Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers (1924). Front Hall 05, Fennigs All Stars- "Saturday Night in the Provinces." Also recorded by the Skillet Lickers.

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]




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