(George L. Cobb / Jack Yellen)
Arthur Collins & Byron Harlan - 1915
The Skillet Lickers - 1926
Red Foley - 1951
Hank Penny - 1951
Chet Atkins - 1954
Firehouse Five Plus Two - 1954
Ferko String Band - 1955
Satans - 1962
Ralph Sharon - 1962
Mance Lipscomb - 1964
Doc Watson - 1968
Jerry Reed - 1970
Benny Martin - 1976
Merle Travis & Joe Maphis - 1979
Wayne Henderson, Linda Lay & David Lay - 1999
Also recorded by: Jerry Lee Lewis; Hank Snow; Johnny Gimble; Leon Redbone; Sidesaddle; Cliff Bruner &
The Rice Brothers Gang; The Moms & Dads; Beryl Bryden; Phil Tanner's Skillet Lickers; Hardrock Gunter;
Fiddlin' Mutt Poston & Clarence Jackson; Sonny Meade; Seldom Scene; Percy Humphrey; Kid Thomas &
Thomas Jefferson; Buck White; Michael Aumen; Robert Crumb & His Cheap Suit Serenaders.
You ought to see deacon Jones
When he rattles the bones,
Old parson Brown foolin' 'roun like a clown,
Aunt Jemima who is past eighty three,
Shoutin' "I'm full o' pep!
Watch yo' step!, watch yo' step!
One legged Joe danced aroun' on his toe,
Threw away his crutch and hollered, "let 'er go!"
Oh, honey, hail! hail! the gang's all here
For an Alabama jubilee
Hear the darkies tunin' up, the fun begins,
Come this way, don't delay,
Better hurry, honey dear, or you'll be missin'
Music sweet, rag-time treat,
Goes right to your head and trickles to your feet,
It's a reminder, a memory finder
Of nights down in old Alabam'.
Hear that flute, it's a beaut,
And the tunes it's tootin', tootsie, ain't they cute?
Let's begin, it's a sin,
To be missin' all this syncopated music!
Oh, you Jane, once again
Give your legs some exercise to that refrain,
Boy, that's what makes me so dreamy and takes me
Back home to my old Alabam'.