(Folk song)

Chicken’s crowing on Sourwood Mountain,
Hey ho, diddle-um day.
So many pretty girls, I can’t count ’em,
Hey ho, diddle-um day.

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  • Printable & Digital Rhythm Visuals
  • Song with chords, Partner song with Little Red Caboose, Lesson ideas for Rhythm (Quarter & Eighth notes, Eighth/Sixteenth note patterns, Rests, Dotted quarter/eighth note pattern), 2 Orff Arrangements (PDF)
  • MIDI file
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4 thoughts on “Sourwood Mountain”

  1. Hi Beth. I’m working on finishing my Masters and would really like to use this version of Sourwood Mountain (in addition to two other versions I have,) but I need to be able to site a source. Do you happen to have that information? I suppose I could site you/your website, but if it’s from a book, that might make my comparison more legitimate. Thanks for any help you may be able to offer.

    1. I think the easiest would be to cite my website. I find folk songs from all different sources, and sometimes I meld the different versions into my own version. So I can’t say for sure where I found this song. 🙂

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