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Nov 18, 2019 - 1:01:43 AM

Snelviooltje

Netherlands

3 posts since 11/17/2019

Hi all,

I am learning the tune Sugar in the gourd and looking at Youtube I saw Ryan Spearman's version. (Unfortunately I am not able to post a link here to the youtube video because I am new)

I liked it and tried to find the lyrics, but I could only find other lyrics of this song. So now I have two questions: does anybody know these lyrics, or did he make them himself? And can anybody help me with these lyrics? I am not a native English speaker and don't understand evenything he sings. I came this far but not everything is right:

I was traveling down the road and and I met her on a board,
And the wind from her shoes knocked Sugar in the Gourd;
and Sugar in the Gourd and the gourd upon the ground,
Well you wanna get to sugar got to break it all around.
***
Sugar in the Gourd and you can't get it out,
When you wanna get to sugar got to roll it all about.
Sugar in the gourd, sugar in the gourd
Sugar in the gourd
***
She asked my name, I told a little lie
She’even went to giggle with a sparkle in her eye
Grabbed my string and asked for the chord
And the tune we played was sugar in the gourd
***
Sugar in the Gourd and you can't get it out,
When you wanna get to sugar got to roll it all about.
Sugar in the gourd, sugar in the gourd
Sugar in the gourd
***
We fiddled, we danced for ????????????
Till the morning was coming and the boarders full of ????
And I slipped and I swaggered as I fell from the board
I broke a bottle of sugar when I landed on the gourd
***
Sugar in the Gourd and you can't get it out,
When you wanna get to sugar got I roll it all about.
Sugar in the gourd, sugar in the gourd
Sugar in the gourd
***
All the liquer we drinked gotta to my head
So I stayed on he ground and drifted off to bed
And I dreamed a little dream while drinking on the lord (?)
And the girl in my dreams was a sugar in the gourd
***
Sugar in the Gourd and you can't get it out,
When you wanna get to sugar got I roll it all about.
Sugar in the gourd, sugar in the gourd
Sugar in the gourd
***
I woke the next day to the burn of the sun
And grabbed my fiddle just to play a little tune
And I played a little tune for the girly on the board
As sweet as all the sugar that she let me on the gourd
***
Sugar in the Gourd and you can't get it out,
When you wanna get to sugar got I roll it all about.
Sugar in the gourd, sugar in the gourd
Sugar in the gourd
***

Can you help me with this? Thnx!

Nov 18, 2019 - 1:10:54 AM

Snelviooltje

Netherlands

3 posts since 11/17/2019

THis is the link to the youtube video I mean:
youtube.com/watch?v=COB8IHuhH8s

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:10:35 AM
Players Union Member

carlb

USA

2167 posts since 2/2/2008

Never heard the verse lyrics except for the chorus "Sugar in the gourd and you can't get it out. They way to get the sugar out is to roll the gourd about."

This links says the new lyrics are Ryan's
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdv9q1FkmkM

Nov 26, 2019 - 5:09:41 AM

7712 posts since 3/19/2009

Could I say that the lyrics SOUND as if they could be authentic.. Simple, rhythmic, telling a story.. but who knows???

Nov 26, 2019 - 10:21:52 AM

4311 posts since 9/26/2008

What I'm reading is a thinly veiled song about doing it. laugh

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