Bile Them Cabbage Down
10. Bile Them Cabbage Down
(traditional, arr. Guthrie-Houston-Terry/Woody Guthrie Publications, Inc., BMI-copyright control)

Track 10 – Bile Them Cabbage Down (MASTER MA 140)
This is a string band staple, recorded again and again by such early country and western artists as Riley Puckett, Fiddlin’ John Carson, Clayton McMichen, Gid Tanner, and Crockett’s Kentucky Mountaineers, according to Meade, Spottswood, and Meade (p. 790). It is the sort of tune you pick up at first hearing, and sing whatever verses, borrowed and/or blue, come to mind.

Guthrie sings lead and plays fiddle, Houston adds guitar and harmony, Terry shows some of his stuff on this traditional fiddle tune.