Sugar Baby

Sugar Baby

02:59
by The Farwells
(Traditional)

Story

   Sugar Baby (Traditional) 

We heard this from recordings of Morgan Sexton (1911-1992) of Eastern Kentucky and Moran Lee "Dock" Boggs (1898-1971) of Virginia. Becca sings lead vocals, Debra sings harmony and plays Clawhammer Banjo. Recorded in England overlooking the beautiful Peak District with Andy Bell. Debra's playing an 1890's American short scale banjo that she keeps in the UK. It is affectionately known as the "magic banjo."

Debra's Banjo Tuning: Aeade

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Lyrics

Sugar Baby (Traditional)

Ain't got no use for the little red rockin' chair,
I ain't got no sugar baby now
Got no sugar honey baby now

It's all I can do
It's all I can say
Can't get along this old way
Can't get along this old way

Who'll rock that cradle, who'll sing that song?
Who'll rock that cradle when you're gone?

Who'll rock that cradle when you're gone?

~Debra's Banjo Break~


Laid her in the shade, give her every dime I made
What else could a poor girl do?
What else could a poor girl do?

Who'll call you honey, and who'll sing this song?
Who'll be you're honey when I'm gone?

Who'll be you're honey when I'm gone?
Who'll rock that cradle who'll sing that song?

Who'll rock that cradle when you're gone?

Ain't got no use for the little red rockin' chair,
I ain't got no sugar baby now
Got no sugar honey baby now
Got no sugar honey baby now

©2015 arrangement by The Farwells

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