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Katie Kline
Composer: Traditional

Katie Kline was played by the played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 6th March 1964. The Black Mountain Boys included Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Eric Thompson, Sandy Rothman and David Nelson.

This song occurs on recordings with varied spelling. Either Katy or Katie and Kline, Cline or Klein.



Recordings

no info Single (Katie Kline / Are You Angry With Me), Ernest Stoneman, 1927
no info Single (Katie Cline / Good Bye Little Bonnie), Red Fox Chasers, 1931
no info Single (Katy Cline / Roll On Buddy), Monroe Brothers, 1937
info Mountain Music Bluegrass Style, Various Artists (Don Stover & Chubby Anthony), 1959
info New Folks, Various Artists (Greenbrier Boys), 1961
info Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia, Various Artists (Vester Jones), 1962
no info Blue Grass Favorites, Scottsville Squirrel Barkers, 1962
no info The Walt Brown Show, Walt Brown With Bill Collins, 1965
info Traditional Music At Newport, 1964, Part 1, Various Artists (Neriah and Kenneth Benfield), 1965
info Raymond Fairchild & the Maggie Valley Boys, Raymond Fairchild & the Maggie Valley Boys, 1967
info Red Fox Chasers, Red Fox Chasers, 1967
no info All in the Family, The Stonemans, 1967
info Goin' Down The Country, Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers, 1968
no info Pop Stoneman Memorial Album, The Stonemans, 1968
no info Stonemans, The Stoneman Family, 1970
no info Folk Festivals Of The Smokies, Various Artists (The Singing LeFevre Family), 1972
info The Bluegrass Touch, Earl Taylor & the Stoney Mountain Boys, 1973
no info World's Greatest Banjo Picker, Raymond Fairchild, 1974
info Feast Here Tonight, Monroe Brothers, 1975
no info Last Log Drive, Fred Pike, Sam Tidwell & the Kennebec Valley Boys, 1976
no info Liberty, Kyle Creed, 1977
no info Cornbred, Molasses and Sassafras Tea, Harold and Abe, 1978
info Hand-Me-Down Music: Old Songs, Old Friends, Vol. 1 Traditional Music of Union County, North Carolina, Various Artists (Horace Helms), 1979
info Shadows of the Past, Stanley Brothers, 1981
no info Old Cap'n Rabbit, Ernest Rutherford and the Gold Hill Band, 1989
info Mountain Music: Bluegrass Style, Various Artists (Don Stover, Chubby Anthony, Mitchell Lilly), 1991
no info Howdy, Neighbor, Howdy, Traditional Grass, 1992
info The Original New Folks, Various Artists (Greenbrier Boys), 1993
no info Howdy, Neighbor, Howdy, Traditional Grass, 1994
no info 1963-1964, The Seekers, 1995
no info Live at Hillbilly Ranch, The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover, 1996
no info The Legendary Collection (1936-1938), The Monroe Brothers, 1997
no info The Seekers Complete, The Seekers, 1997
info First Time Live: A Long Time Ago, The Dillards, 1999
no info Banjo Breakdown: 16 All-Time Favorites, Raymond Fairchild, 2000
no info Mountain Heart, Mountain Heart, 2000
no info 31 Banjo Favorites, Vol. 2, Raymond Fairchild, 2001
info Blue Moon of Kentucky 1936-1949, Bill Monroe, 2002
info Best of the Vanguard Years, The Greenbriar Boys, 2002
no info Most Requested, Darrell Winkleman, 2002
no info Ethnic/Shmethnic, Mel, Mel & Julian, 2002
info All the Classic Releases 1937-1949, Bill Monroe, 2003
info American Folk and Country Music Festival, Various Artists (Stanley Brothers), 2003
no info Bluegrass Heritage: Roots & Branches, 25 Bluegrass Classics, Various Artists (Mac Martin & the Dixie Travelers), 2004
no info Back Home in Sulphur Springs, Norman & Nancy Blake, 2006
info Early Recordings 1959, Rodney and Doug Dillard, 2006
info Sound Traditions: The Best of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Mac Martin), 2006
info I'm Going Down to North Carolina, Red Fox Chasers, 2009

Lyrics

The lyrics used by the Black Mountain Boys are;

Now who else knows Katie Kline
She lives at the foot of the hill
In a cool shady nook, by an old babbling brook
That runs by her dear old father's mill.

So tell me that you love me Katie Kline
Tell me that your love's as true as mine
Tell me that you love your own turtle dove
Tell me that you love me Katie Kline.

Now if I was a little bird
I'd never build my nest on the ground
I'd build my nest in the high (old?) tree
Where the bad boys could never tear it down.

So tell me that you love me Katie Kline
Tell me that your love's as true as mine
Tell me that you love your own turtle dove
Tell me that you love me Katie Kline.

Now if I was a little bee
Away from the hive I would fly
I'd steal me a kiss from my true lover's lips
And back to the hive I would fly.

So tell me that you love me Katie Kline
Tell me that your love's as true as mine
Tell me that you love your own turtle dove
Tell me that you love me Katie Kline.

 
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