On Top of Old Smokey Printable Lyrics – PDF

On Top of Old Smoky” is a native American lyrical song, probably created in the 16th century. Old Smoky is the Smokey Mountain range which stretches from Tennessee to North Carolina in southern Appalachians.

During the American folk song revival the song became very popular. It was performed by Pete Seeger and The Weavers in 1951.

The popular song On Top Of Spaghetti is based on the same melody.


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On top of old Smokie,
All covered with snow,
I lost my true lover
From courtin’ too slow.

From courtin’s great pleasure,
And flirtin’ is grief,
A false hearted lover
Is worse than a thief.

For a thief, he’ll just rob you,
And take what you have,
But a false-hearted lover
Will send you to your grave.

She’ll hug you and kiss you,
And tell you more lies,
Than cross ties on a railroad
Or the stars in the skies.

The grave will decay you
will turn you to dust
not one boy in a hundred
a poor girl can trust.

They’ll tell you they love you
To give your heart ease
As soon as your back’s turned
they’ll court as they please



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