Sung by: Leman James
Recorded in Cave City, AR 7/23/59

Click here to listen to the original recording

Chorus: Boil them cabbage down,
Bake that hoecake brown.
The only song that I can sing
Is "Boil Them Cabbage Down."

Once I had an old gray horse;
Rode him down to town.
'Fore I got my trading done,
The buzzards had him down.


Wish I had a needle and thread,
As fine as I could sew.
I'd sew that girlie to my coat,
And down the road I'd go.


Wisht I had a nickel,
Wisht I had a dime,
Wisht I had a pretty little girl
To love me all the time.


All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

The John Quincy Wolf Folklore Collection
Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
Back to the Song Index
Back to the Wolf Collection Homepage
©Copyright 2002 Lyon College