THE BEST OLD FIDDLE
Sung by: W.P. Detherow
Recorded in Batesville, AR, 7/19/52
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The best old fiddle in the countee-o.
My old fiddle is made of wood,
The best old fiddle in the neighborhood.
Your old fiddle is made of pine,
The best old fiddle exceptin' mine.
Homemade sugar and a puncheon floor,
I spend my money and I work for more.
Tune up a fiddle and I rosin up a bow,
And I knocked darnation out of Cotton-Eyed Joe.
I'd been married six or seven years ago,
T'hadn't a-been for Cotton-Eyed Joe.
Wanted to go to meeting and they wouldn't let me go,
And I had to stay at home with Cotton-Eyed Joe.