I Lost My Girl
X:1 T:I Lost My Girl T:New Cut Road N:From fiddler Earl Johnson (1886-1965, Gwinnett County, north Georgia) and His Dixie Entertainers N:(Earl Johnson, fiddle & vocal; Emmett Bankston, banjo; Lee "Red" Henderson, guitar). N:The recording sold 541 copies, according to Victor company records. M:C| L:1/8 Q:"Quick" R:Song and reel D:Victor 23638-A (78 RPM), Earl Johnson's Dixie Entertainers (1931. Recorded Nov. 22, 1929, in Atlanta) D:Rounder 1035, Earl Johnson - "Work Don't Bother Me: Old TIme Comic Songs from North Georgia" (1986). D:Marimac 9022, Volo Bogtrotters - "Backside of Buncombe" (1989). D:Document DOCD 8006, "Earl Johnson vol. 2 1927-1931" (1999). D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTT3anUTVP4 D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/content/i-lost-my-girl Z:Andrew Kuntz K:F =B-|cdfg f3(d|ed)c(B A)GF=B-|cdfg fgfd|ed c4 +slide+c2-| cdfg f2fd-|edcB- A2+slide+c2-|cdcB AGFD|G2F2-F2|| F2-|FGA-B c3d|c-BAG F |FGAB cdcA|B2G2-G2 F2-| FGA-B c3d|c-BAG F2 A-B|cdcB AGFF|G2 F6||
I LOST MY GIRL. AKA - "New Cut Road." American, Song and Reel (cut time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AB. "I Lost My Girl" is a comic song with instrumental breaks from the singing and playing of north Georgia fiddler Earl Johnson (fiddler) (1886-1965) and His Dixie Entertainers (Earl Johnson, fiddle & vocal; Emmett Bankston, banjo; Lee "Red" Henderson, guitar). It was recorded for Victor Records in Atlanta, Georgia, on Nov. 22nd, 1929, and was the only recording Johnson made for Victor. It sold a very modest 541 copies. The melody is related to "Jordan is a Hard Road to Travel." The words to the song begin:
Yes I know of a pretty little miss,
She is sweet little Din-er [i.e. Dinah];
I’m gonna find that pretty little girl,
If I hunt this world to find her.
She went down the new cut road,
I went all around her;
She sat down to button her shoes,
Right there’s where I found her.
Some people go to church the last of the week,
Soon to drinkin’ on Monday;
I fiddle and drink every day of the week
Shoot crap all day a Sunday.