Cumberland Gap

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Lay down, boys, and take a little nap

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We’re all going down to Cumberland Gap

Refrain:Cumberland Gap, Cumberland Gap
We’re all going down to Cumberland Gap

Cumberland Gap’s a devil of a place
Couldn’t find water to wash my face…

Refrain: Wash my face, wash my face

Couldn’t find water to wash my face…

Pretty little girl if you don’t care
I’ll leave my demijohn a sittin’ right there…

If it ain’t here when I get back
I’ll raise hell in Cumberland Gap…

Me an’ my wife an’ my wife’s pap
Walked all the way from Cumberland Gap…

Lay down, boys, and take a little nap
Snow knee-deep in Cumberland Gap…

Cumberland Gap ain’t my home
I’m going to leave Cumberland alone…

Lay down, boys, and take a little rest
We’ll all wake up in a whippoorwill’s nest…

Save up some money and buy me a farm
Raise sweet ‘taters as long as your arm…