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Blue Mountain

Chorus (after each verse):

[ Roud 10661 ; Judge Fred Keller, ca. 1918]

Terry Gilkyson and the Easy Riders recorded Blue Mountain in 1958 for Columbia Records. Norma Waterson went country with this song in 2002 on Blue Murder's album No One Stands Alone.

This video shows Norma Waterson singing Blue Mountain, accompanied by Martin Carthy and Chris Parkinson, at the Royal Oak, Lewes on March 18, 2010:


Norma Watersons sings Blue Mountain

I was born and raised in Texas
My past you must not know
For to seek a refuge from the law
Where the sage and the pinions grow

Chorus (after each verse):
Blue Mountain you're azure deep
Blue Mountain your sides so steep
Blue Mountain with a horse head on your side
My love you've won to keep

Well the brand “LC” I ride
And sleeper calves on the side
I'll own the hipside and shoulder before I get older
Zapitaro don't you tan my hide

Well I chummed up with Latico Gordon
And we drink at the Blue Goose Saloon
And we danced all night with the Mormon gals
And ride home by the light of the moon

Well I trade down at Monsa store
There's bullet holes in his front door
And his calico treasure my pony can measure
When I'm drunken and feeling sore

In the summer they say that it's fine
When those wintry winds I don't mind
But tell me, dear brother, if you want a mother
While there's Eve on the old chuck line.


See also the Mudcat Café thread Origins: Blue Mountain.