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Fly Around My Pretty Little Miss 8 Year old Fiddler & Band

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Genre: Old Time
Skill Level: Intermediate
Key of D

Lryrics
“Fly around my pretty little miss,
Fly around my Daisy.
Fly around my pretty little miss,
Almost drive me crazy.”

 

FLY AROUND MY PRETTY LITTLE MISS

CHORUS: Fly around, my pretty little miss.
Fly around, my daisy.
Fly around, my pretty little miss.
You almost drive me crazy.

The higher up the cherry tree,
The riper grows the cherries.
The more you hug and kiss the girls,
The sooner they will marry. CHORUS

Coffee grows on white oak tree.
The river flows with brandy.
If I had my pretty little miss,
I’d feed her sugar candy. CHORUS

Going to get some weevily wheat.
I’m going to get some barley.
Going to get some weevily wheat
And take a cake to Charlie. CHORUS

Source: New Lost City Ramblers ‘Volume 3’ Folkways LP FA2398.

FLY AROUND MY PRETTY LITTLE MISS

Put that meat all under the bed
Yonder comes the owner
Sold my hog and bought me a mule
Ain’t gonna pray no more

Eighteen pounds of meat a week
Whisky in a still
How can the young men stay at home
When the girls all look so well

Fare you well my pretty little miss
Fare you well my honey
If I’m not there by the middle of the week
You can look for me on Sunday

Jaybird died with the whooping cough
Sparrow died with the colic
Long came a red bird fiddle on a (peg ?)
Wind along girls to the frolic

Eighteen pounds of meat a week
Whisky in a still
How can the young men stay at home
When the girls all look so well

Put that meat all under the bed
Yonder comes the owner
Sold my hog and bought me a mule
Ain’t gonna pray no more

Fare you well my pretty little miss
Fare you well my honey
If I’m not there by the middle of the week
You can look for me on Sunday

Eighteen pounds of meat a week
Whisky in a still
How can the young men stay at home
When the girls all look so well Spoken: Court ’em, boys, court ’em.

Source: The Skillet Lickers ‘Old-Time Fiddle Tunes and Songs from North Georgia’ County CD-3509

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