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On Top Of Old Smokey
Traditional Folk Song
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1951, played for 13 weeks.
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6-beat intro. Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
On top of Old Smoky,
All covered with snow.
I lost my true lover,
Came courtin' too slow.
But courtin's a pleasure,
Oh flirtin's a grief.
A false hearted lover,
Is worse than a thief.
Listen to Jim play along with "On Top Of Old Smokey" on the plectrum banjo (mp3)
Listen to Wilf Carter perform "On Top Of Old Smokey" (mp3)
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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