Little Brown Jug

Tricia Spencer, Jack McGee. et al. They seem to enjoy the "Ha Ha Ha" part. From Clifftop 2012.

Key of C (or any key, really). Two parts.:

  • Henry Whitter on harmonica & guitar. [UToob] Old recording, no video.
  • Skillet Lickers two fiddles guitar, banjo. [UToob] Old recording, no video.
  • Fiddling Joe Thompson [scroll down for clip at Smithsonian].
  • Flatt & Scruggs sang it as a gag in the Beverly Hillbillies (3:40 and 4:40).

Lyrics:

Ha Ha Ha, you and me. Little brown jug don't I love thee.

Ha Ha Ha, you and me. Little brown jug don't I love thee.

Me & my wife lived alone in a little log hut we called our own.

She loved gin and I love rum. I tell you what we had some fun.

Me & my wife and a bobtailed dog, we crossed that river on a hickory log.

Old lock broke and I fell in, down in the water up to my chin.

I lay down in the shade of a tree, little brown jug and the shade on me.

I raised up and give it a pull, little brown jug is about half full.

I got a cow that gives us milk, dress her up in the finest silk.

Feed her on that Georgia hay, I milk her forty times a day.