Sourwood Mountain

Composer: Traditional


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Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 7th March 1964.>P> Traditional country dance tune. Often occurs as an instrumental as it does on the Black Mountain Boys tape. On some recordings it occurs with lyrics - a wide range of interchangeable verses which are often comic couplets.

On circulating copies of the Black Mountain Boys tape the song is often listed as Sawood Mountain.