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Pig In A Pen
Composer: Traditional

Pig In A Pen was performed by Old & In The Way in 1973. Pig In A Pen was also played by pre-Dead groups featuring Jerry Garcia. It occurs on a tape of a Hart Valley Drifters performance from the College of San Mateo in San Mateo on November 10th 1962 and on a tape of a Black Mountain Boys show on the 7th March 1964.

The title used on recordings varies. It often occurs as Pig In The Pen but also as Pig At Home In A Pen and I've Got A Pig At Home In A Pen. It is usually listed as a traditional song but sometimes writing credit are given as Arthur Smith or Stanley Brothers.



Old & In The Way

info Old & In The Way, Old & In The Way, 1975
info Breakdown, Old & In The Way, 1997
info Acoustic Disc 100% Handmade Music, Vol. 4, Various Artists (Jerry Garcia/David Grisman), 1998
info Grateful Dawg Soundtrack, David Grisman / Jerry Garcia / Various Artists, 2001
info Sugar Hill Records: A Retrospective, Various Artists, 2006
info 10/8/73 The Boarding House, San Francisco, Old & In The Way, 2008
info Live At The Boarding House: The Complete Shows, Old & In The Way, 2013

Pig In A Pen was included in the
info Old & In The Way Banjo Songbook

Black Mountain Boys lyrics

The lyrics used by the Black Mountain Boys in March 1964 are as follows;

Dark clouds are rising
Sure sign of rain
Get your old gray bonnet on
Sweet little Liza Jane

I got a pig, home in a pen
Corn to feed him on
All I need is a pretty little girl
To feed him when I'm gone

Make them biscuits baby
Make 'em good and brown
When we get the biscuits baby
We're Alabama bound

I got a pig, home in a pen
Corn to feed him on
All I need is a pretty little girl
To feed him when I'm gone

Going on a mountain
Sow a little cane
Raise a barrel of sorghum
For sweet little Liza Jane

I got a pig, home in a pen
Corn to feed him on
All I need is a pretty little girl
To feed him when I'm gone

I got a pig, home in a pen
Corn to feed him on
All I need is a pretty little girl
To feed him when I'm gone.

 
Other recordings

no info Fiddlin' Arthur Smith, 1937
info Long Journey Home, The Stanley Brothers, 1961
no info Folk Concert, Stanley Brothers, 1963
no info American Banjo, Smiley Hobbs, 1966
no info Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains:Persistence and Change, Various Artists (Spud Gravely and Glen Smith), 1968
no info Milk 'Em in the Evenin' Blues, McGee Brothers & Arthur Smith, 1968
no info Old Time Mountain Music, Ernest East and The Pine Ridge Boys, 1969
no info An Old Time Southern Mountain String Band, Iron Mountain String Band, 1973
no info Outback, Pine River Boys With Maybelle, 1974
no info Music From South Turkey Creek, George Pegram and Red Parham, 1976
no info Fiddlin' Arthur Smith and His Dixieliners, Vol. 2, Fiddlin' Arthur Smith and His Dixieliners, 1978
info Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia (Vol. 3), Virginia Mountain Boys, 1980
info Live In Japan, Spectrum, 1981
no info Clawhammer Banjo, David Johnson, 1983
info Bluegrass With Family And Friends, Tom Morgan, 1983
info American Banjo: Three Finger and Scruggs Style, Various Artists (Smiley Hobbs, Pete Kuykendall, Mike Seeger), 1990
info A Fish That's a Song, Various Artists (Smiley Hobbs), 1991
info On The Radio, Stanley Brothers, 1991
no info Tennessee Jubilee, Benny Martin w/John Hartford and Lester Flatt and many more, 1993
no info 20 Bluegrass Originals, Various Artists (Stanley Brothers), 1994
info Rhythm of the Mountains, Various Artists (Fiddlin' Arthur Smith), 1994
info The Vanguard Years, Doc Watson, 1995
info Nashville At Newport, Various Artists (Arthur Smith, Sam McGee, Kirk McGee), 1995
no info Classic Stanley, Ralph Stanley/Keith Whitley/Ricky Skaggs, 1995
no info Mountain Music Collection, Vol. 4: Farm & Home Hour, Various Artists (Fiddlin' Arthur Smith), 1995
no info Classic Mountain Music, Ralph Stanley, 1996
info Clinch Mountain Country, Ralph Stanley & Friends, 1998
info Live At Oasis, Rollin' In the Hay, 1998
info Ancient Tones, Ricky Skaggs, 1999
info Tribute To Jerry Garcia, John McEuen and Phil Salazar, 1999
info Mule To Ride, Tara Nevins, 1999
no info Slightly North of Dixie, Buddy Griffin, 1999
no info The Dismembered Tennesseans, The Dismembered Tennesseans, 1999
info Blind Dog Thumpin' on the Porch, The Homegrown String Band, 2000
no info Icy Roads, Hickory Project, 2000
no info The Story That the Crow Told Me, Vol. 2: Early American Rural Children's, Songs Classic, Various Artists (Fiddlin' Arthur Smith), 2000
info Oxford Depot, Oxford Depot, 2002
info The King Years 1961-1965, The Stanley Brothers, 2003
info Live at the Charleston Music Hall, Ricky Skaggs, 2003
no info Authentic Frontier Gibberish, Fat Man Squeeze, 2004
no info Long Journey Home: The Best Of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Stanley Brothers), 2004
info On the Road: March 13, 2004, Denver CO, String Cheese Incident, 2004
info On The Road: March 28, 2004, Cologne, Germany, String Cheese Incident, 2004
info Traditional Bluegrass, Vern Williams Band, 2004
info Bruce Hornsby Live: August 2, 2002, Asheville, NC, Bruce Hornsby, 2005
info Bruce Hornsby Live: October 9, 2004, Charlotte NC, Bruce Hornsby, 2005
info Bruce Hornsby Live: December 6, 2004, Madison, WI, Bruce Hornsby, 2005
no info Live in Vermont, Kent Gustavson/Micah Schonberg, 2006
no info Ghost Town, The .357 String Band, 2006
info Bruce Hornsby Live: February 16, 2005, Montgomery, AL, Bruce Hornsby, 2006
info Bruce Hornsby Live: August 20, 2005, Asheville, NC, Bruce Hornsby, 2006
info Bruce Hornsby Live: December 3, 2005, Williamsburg, VA, Bruce Hornsby, 2006
info The Definitive Collection 1947-1966, The Stanley Brothers, 2007
no info The Best of the Flatt & Scruggs TV Show, Vol. 1, Flatt & Scruggs, 2007
info At The Roxy, Phish, 2008

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