“Sugar Hill”


Dance tune; "If you want to get your eye knocked out/If you want to get your fill/If you want to get your head blowed off/Go up on Sugar Hill". Other floating verses; "Possum up a 'simmon tree."


"Sugar Hill" is the wild part of town. - PJS


  • Frank Bode, "Sugar Hill" (on FBode1)
  • Dad Crockett, "Sugar Hill" (Brunwick 372, 1929; on KMM [as Crockett Family Mountaineers])
  • Virginia Mountain Boomers [Ernest V. Stoneman, Willie Stoneman, an the Sweet Brothers], "Sugar Hill" (Gennett 6687, 1929; rec. 1928)
  • Crockett Ward & his Boys "Sugar Hill" (OKeh 45179, 1928; rec. 1927)


  1. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, p. 193, "Sugar Hill" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, CSW193


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (recording, Crockett Ward & his Boys)
Found in: US(Ap,SE)