Sweet Sunny South - Fred Cockerham - Fred Cockerham (CD, Album)
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This CD honors one of North Carolina's great traditional musicians, Fred Cockerham. Fred was born in in the Round Peak community of Surry County, North Carolina. He learned to fiddle by sneaking practice on his brother's fiddle, later becoming a professional musician.
To the sweet sunny south, take me home Where the mockingbirds sing me to rest every night Oh, why was I tempted to roam? And I think with regret of the dear home I left Of the warm hearts that sheltered me there Of wife and of dear ones, of whom I'm bereft For the old place again do I sigh? Take me back to the place where the orange trees grow.
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To that sweet sunny south take me home Where the mockingbird sings me to sleep every night Oh why was I tempted to roam. I think with regret of the dear home I left Of the warm hearts that sheltered me there Of wife and of children of whom I’m bereft Of the old place again do I sigh. Take me back to the place where the orange trees grow.
The Sweet Sunny South Lyrics: Traditional Music: Traditional This was played a few times by Jerry with David Grisman in and long before that with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in The lyrics for the two versions are almost identical (thanks to Matt Schofield for checking the version).
- "Sweet Sunny South" is a sentimental song about the South that seems to have struck the right chord with Southerners, for it has turned up often in the repertory of traditional singers in the twentieth century. Perhaps what made it compelling is the combination of the sentiments and the beautiful old folktune through which they are expressed.
This song is titled “The Sweet Sunny South”. This song dates back to sometime in the 19th century. T here is no evidence of exactly where or when this song was first played. According to Chalres Wolfe some sheet music indicates that it could have been written in the ’s (Wolfe 24). If that is the case, there is a good chance is was.
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