Sawing on the Strings

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Alison Krauss

Alison Maria Krauss (born July 23, 1971) is an American bluegrass-country singer, songwriter and musician. She entered the music industry at an early age, winning local contests by the age of ten and recording for the first time at fourteen. She signed with Rounder Records in 1985 and released her … more »

Way back in the mountains 
Way back in the hills  There used to live a mountaineer 
They called him Fiddlin' Will
He could play most anything 
And some say he could sing
But the one thing that he liked to do best
Was sawing on the strings 

So, get out the fiddle 
And rosin up the bow
Look at ol' Will a-pattin' his toe
We'll make music till the rafters ring
All that pickin' and a sawin' on the string 

When the neighbors had a shindig 
And they all had vittles to eat
We'd always have to wait on Will
To make the frolic complete
When he comes down from the mountain 
All the gals began to sway
 Sometimes he'd pick that ol' five-string
 Until the break of day

So tune up the five-string
 Tighten up the hide
Tell all the hill folks to get inside 
All them pickin' and a-sawing on the string 

So tune up the five-string
 Tighten up the hide
Tell all the hill folks to get inside 
All them pickin' and a-sawing on the string

Written by: LEWIS COMPTON

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