Hang Me

Hang Me

04:10
by The Farwells
(Traditional)

Story

  Hang me  (Traditional)

Lead vocals and guitar: Debra Clifford
Harmony vocals and fiddle: Becca Wintle

Also known as “I’ve Been All Around This World and” “Up On The Blue Ridge Mountains”

The first known recording of this song is “I’ve Been All Around This World” by Justis Begley. Alan Lomax recorded Begley singing it at Hazard, Kentucky in October of 1937. A sad and beautiful melody and story. This was the first song Becca and Debra put together for the CD and is a bit special to them.

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Lyrics

Hang Me

(Traditional)

 

Chorus

Hang me, oh, hang me and I’ll be dead and gone

Hang me, oh, hang me and I’ll be dead and gone

It’s not the hangin' that I mind, it's layin' in the jail so long

I been all around this world.

 

Lulu, Oh Lulu, come open up the door

Lulu, Oh Lulu, come open up the door

So I don’t have to open it with my old 44

I been all around this world.

 

Up on the blue ridge mountains, 

that’s where I made my stand,

Up on the blue ridge mountains, 

that’s where I made my stand,

With a rifle on my shoulder, a six shooter in my hand

I been all around this world.

 

Chorus

 

Papa and Mama and little sister make three,

Papa and Mama and little sister make three,

They’ll walk me to the gallows and see the last of me

I been all around this world.

 

Chorus

Hang me, oh, hang me and I’ll be dead and gone

Hang me, oh, hang me and I’ll be dead and gone

It’s not the hangin' that I mind, it's layin' in the grave so long,

I been all around this world.

©arrangement by The Farwells

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