Jimmy Johnson Pass that Jug Around the Hill
JIMMY JOHNSON PASS THAT JUG AROUND THE HILL. AKA and see "Johnny Bring the Jug Around the Hill." Old-Time, Breakdown. A Major. One of a family of tunes that includes ," "Brownstream," "Herve Brown's Dream," "John Brown's Dream," "Little Rabbit" "Pretty Little Girl (1)," "Stillhouse Branch" "Table Mountain Road" and others. The tune family is a common a popular one in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where it probably originated but has since been disseminated. West Virginia fiddler Clark Kessinger recorded the tune in 1929 as "Johnny Bring the Jug 'Round the Hill." Sometimes lyrics were sung, such as:
Jimmy Johnson bring your jug round the hill.
If you can't bring the jug bring the whole damn still,
If you can't bring the jug bring a ten dollar bill.
Source for notated version:
Recorded sources: Document DOCD-8010, Clark Kessinger.
See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources