Letty & Georgia

Letty & Georgia

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Folk - Bluegrass | Rising Fawn, Georgia, United States
Total Song Plays: 191   
Member Since: 2005
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Song Description

Painful description of a rural Sand Mountain farming family. Driving folk-bluegrass music featuring a dobro solo and great harmony vocals.

Story Behind the Song

The story of a rural Sand Mountain farming family . Strong matriarch endure's the hardships of childbirth and hard work. Two sons and an uncle are sent to World War 2 leaving them short handed and distraught. Family history of songwriter Georgianna George Pollock .

Lyrics

Bucket of boiling water and a knife
and the help of the neighbor farmer's wife
in the wee small hours she gives life
with the help of the neighbor farmer's wife

He beats her down and he beats her down
she's tough as nails never makes a sound
she's makin' butter she's makin' bread
she's makin' sure her family gets fed
CHORUS
Hoein' cotton and pickin' corn
waitin for the baby to come
hoein' cotton and pickin' corn
waitin for the baby to come

4 AM it's dark and cold
she starts a fire from yesterday's coals
her youngest brother and her two oldest boys
left after harvest to enlist in the war

work heals the mind, work is good for the soul
will her boys come home and grow old?
she's makin' a quilt she's gatherin' eggs
she's wonderin' if her letters have been read

CHORUS

Harness the mule so he can cut the land
sowin' seed in the Sand Mountain sand
dirt's in their blood, dirt's on their hands
the hard life of a woman and a man

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Song Length
4:56
Genres
Folk - Bluegrass, Country - Bluegrass
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Mood
Poignant

Subject Matter
Life, Life

Similar Artists
Indigo Girls, Cowboy Junkies
Language
English
Era
1940 - 1949

Lyric Credits Letty Stoneman Smith, Georgianna George Pollock
Music Credits Letty Stoneman Smith, Georgianna George Pollock
Producer Credits Letty Stoneman Smith, Georgianna George Pollock
Publisher Credits Rising Fawn Publishing
Label Credits Plain & Simple Productions, LLC