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Eva~ Bodhran, Vocals
Sage~ Banjo
Traditional/ Arr. H&H

A traditional Appalachian folk tune about a good girl gone bad with corn liquor.

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Wake up, wake up Darlin Cora
What makes you sleep so sound
Those highway robbers are comin
Just to tear your still house down

The first time I saw Darlin Cora
She was standin in the door
Her shoes and her stockings in her hand
Her feet are all over the floor

Go away from me Darlin Cora
Quit hanging around my bed
You pretty women run me distracted
Your corn liquor's killin me dead

Oh the next time I saw Darlin Cora
She was standin by the banks of the sea
She had two pistols strapped around her body
And a banjo on her knee

Last night I lay on my pillow
Last night I lay on my bed
Last night I lay on my pillow
And I dreamed my Darlin Cora was dead

Oh the last time I saw Darlin Cora
She'd a wine glass in her hand
She was drinkin the cold pizen liquor
With a low down sorry man

Go dig me a hole in the meadow
A hole in the cold, cold ground
Go dig me a hole in the meadow
Just to lay my Darlin Cora down

Don't you hear them bluebirds singin
They're singin that mournful sound
They're preaching at Darlin' Cora's funeral
In the lonesome graveyard ground

Wake up, wake up Darlin' Cora
What makes you sleep so sound
Those highway robbers are comin
Just to tear your still house down

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from To Hold a Candle to the Devil, released December 7, 2014
Traditional Arrangement by Halfpence and Haypenny

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Halfpence and Haypenny Nevada City, California

Vintage music in the tradition of the Old World bardic minstrels. Renditions and original music, from sultry and haunted to soulful revelation.

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