Ground Hog
The Dillards Lyrics

Off to the woods for to catch a groundhog
Oh, groundhog
Run here Sally with a ten foot pole
To twist that whistle-pig out of his hole
Oh, groundhog

Here comes Sal with a snicker and a grin
Groundhog gravy all over her chin
Oh, groundhog
Look at them fellers, they're a-goin' wild
Eat that hog before he's cooked or biled
Oh, groundhog

I dug down but I didn't dig deep
There laid a whistle-pig fast asleep
Oh, groundhog
Now the meat's in the cupboard and the butter's in the churn

If that ain't groundhog I'll be derned
Oh, groundhog
Well you eat the meat and save the hide
Make the best shoestring ever was tied
Oh, groundhog

Look at them fellers, they're about to fall
Eat till their britches won't button at all
Oh, groundhog
Little piece of cornbread a-layin' on the shelf
If you want any more, you can sing it yerself
Oh, groundhog

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I'm a classical music buff, who grew up loving this album and always will!


I have this album on a vinyl LP. I bought it new in 1963. One of my introductions to bluegrass.

Born Again

Like Ralph Stanley's version too these boys tear it up on the five string

Groundhog Day 1993 is AWESOME!

Curious why this theme wasnt used in the movie "Groundhog Day"..... ;-)

Shane Newport

7 people didn't catch a ground hog.

Das Gemuse

oh hell yes!!!

Rebecca Harman

go dillards


If there are any people here who know who animal collective and panda bear are, please tell me this. Am I the only one who hears a resemblance to those groups when the Dillard's go "Groundhog! Groundhog!"

Bud Savoie

Can anybody give me the first line of the first verse? It goes: Way down yonder something, something something; The old sow whistled and the little pig danced.

Eric Keller

Way down yonder in the forks of the branch.

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