Carolina Boy

03:45
Jim Smoak & the L.A. Honeydrippers
2005-09-15
Jim Smoak

Story

I was thinking about my boyhood home in South Carolina and how it was there among my family and friends that I received the gift of music. The lyrics contain the names of cousins, aunts and uncles.

This could be about any number of "Carolina Boys" that play or played music: Snuffy Jenkins; Curley Seckler; Earl Scruggs; Don Reno; Arthur Smith; Pappy Sherrel (to name only a few).

Lyrics

People are jumping, everybody's shoutin' for joy;  People are jumping,  everybody's shoutin' for joy; When they hear that music they know that's a Carolina boy.

There aint never been nothing like living in the low country; The aint never been nothing like living in the low country; Where alligators sing; there's moss on every tree.

Kenneth and Johnann dancing by the Edisto: Kenneth and Johnann dancing by the Edisto; With Benny on the banjo and Blanche on the old Dobro.

Here comes Lizzy, kickin' her heels up high; Here comes Lizzy, kickin' her heels up high: Well she twists all around then she shakes from side to side.

Clyde's calling the figures and telling 'em what to do; Clyde's calling the figures and telling 'em what to do; When they all take a break, then he calls for the old soft shoe.