Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pickin' Wednesday 2

Trio color

some of the first bluegrass I was exposed to was on The Beverly Hillbillies and The Andy Griffith Show...Flatt & Scruggs and The Darlins (who were and still are The Dillards in real life)...

one of my favorite episodes of The BH is the one where Earl and Lester come to win the hand of Granny and have a singing duel with Pearl, Pearl, Pearl ...this is also one of favorite songs to scream sing if given the chance...

Pearl, Pearl, Pearl, Don't give your love too Earl.
I have got a horse and mule, forty acres near a school.
We'll be happy as two bugs.

Pearl, Pearl, Pearl, come be my lovin' girl.
Don't you marry Lester Flatt, he slicks his hair with 'possum fat.
Change your name to Mrs. Earl Scruggs.

hard to find lyrics like that anywhere but bluegrass...