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Greasy Coat


Kate Young with Eliza Carthy, Bella Hardy and Lucy Farrell played on fiddle and sang Gresy Coat in 2013 on Carthy Hardy Farrell Young’s album Laylam. She commented in the liner notes:

An oldtime song which I heard sung and played by both Bruce Molskey and Laura Cortese—both great fiddle players and singers from the States.


Kate Young sings Greasy Coat

I don’t drink and I don’t smoke, and I don’t mess with a greasy coat.

I don’t curse and I don’t chew, and I don’t hang with the girls that do.

I don’t kiss and I don’t tell, and all you sinners gonna go to hell.

(all verses sung twice and repeated by all)