Away out on the Mountain
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics

I'll pack my grip for a farewell trip
Kiss Susie Jane goodbye at the fountain
I'm going, said I, to the land of the sky
Away out on the mountain

Where the wild sheep grows and the buffalo lows
And the squirrels are so many you can't count them
Then I'll make love to some turtle dove
Way out on the mountain
When the north winds blow and we're gonna have snow
And the rain and the hail comes bouncing
I'll wrap myself in a grizzly bear coat
Away out on the mountain

Where the snakes are vile and the zebras? wild
And the beavers paddle on walking canes
Then I'll send my boots with a buffalo hide
Away out on the mountain

Where the whippoorwills sing me to sleep at night
And the eagle roosts on the rocks of spontan
I'll feast on the meat and the honey so sweet
Way out on the mountain

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:


​@Ivory Dream
I´ve already done so a few numbers "My good gal´s gone-blues"
but it got wiped out in the last youtube freedom of speech purge
(2 channels of mine went phooft)
Now mind you I am no ´big yodeler´ but with practice I did get better
and I did record myself on my Sony Dictaphone the practice time
when I woke up in the morning for 5 minuets and heard myself get better.
I learned about that practice tip from Lefty Frizzell more precisely from
his autobiography. Lefty was a fine yodeler and a big Rodgers fan.

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My dad told the story of listening to this tune on their Victrola. He said they only had 3 records to play, this is the one he remembers. They played it until the needle wore a groove all the way through the record. Thanks for sharing!

Michael Harmon

Set Theory allows the presence of and empty set. Jimmie Rodgers, like John Prine definitely have a set of their own in American music. RIP to them both.

Winston Wallace

My favorite Jimmie Rodgers song.

Lynn Kanerva

I've been listening to these songs since i watched the PBS special Country Music. I didn't realize how much i liked this music, i used to hear way back in the 60's and 70's, and i said in another comment, my oldest brother Mike is always picking on his. guitar and singing along. I don't see him only a few times a year. I guess i like this music, but more for sentimental reasons.
I'm due for a vacation, and need to go see my brother and the rest of my family. Thanks, Jimmie !

Lynn Kanerva

@Jeff Scott
No plans for vacation in the near future, but thanks just the same🙂
Maybe next summer. We'll see
I'm 59.

Jeff Scott

Good luck and enjoy vacation.

Jeff Scott

This stuff is cool. I've got hooked on it. And I'm 64.

G Pa

If I'm lucky, I'll live my life and die away out on the mountain. Thanks mr. Rodgers. Blues and country thank you.

G Pa

@Randy LeJeune only for a minute, then its euphoria. Been close, many many times. AFTER PAIN its so nice. But what do I know about knowing shit?

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p james

Wow i havent heard this song in over 60 years. My Dad loved Jimmie Rogers. i was raised on it.

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