Grassland Jam: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters / Switched at Birth

Grassland Jam: Molsky’s Mountain Drifters / Switched at Birth


(gentle music) – [Announcer] Grassland Jam presents Moslksy’s Mountain Drifters. And Switched at Birth. ♪ Drink my coffee from a can. ♪ ♪ When the sun goes down
on the prairie trail ♪ ♪ And I’m gazing at the moon ♪ ♪ It’s round up time away off west ♪ ♪ And the cactus are in bloom ♪ – [Announcer] Welcome to Grassland Jam, the best of bluegrass and old time music from the mainstage of the Minnesota Bluegrass
& Old Time Music Festival at El Rancho Manana near
Richmond, Minnesota. Grassland Jam is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote
of the people of Minnesota on November 4th, 2008. And by the members of Pioneer PBS. And now on the mainstage,
Molksy’s Mountain Drifters. (audience applauds) (bright bluegrass music) ♪ I’m as free a little bird
as I can be, I can be ♪ ♪ Free a little bird as I can be ♪ ♪ Gonna build my nest in
a weeping willow tree ♪ ♪ Where the bad boys cannot bother me ♪ ♪ And I’ll never build my nest
on the ground, on the ground ♪ ♪ Never build my nest on the ground ♪ ♪ But I’ll build my nest
in a weeping willow tree ♪ ♪ Where the bad boys cannot tear me down ♪ ♪ Yes I’m as free a little
bird as I can be, I can be ♪ ♪ Free a little bird as I can be ♪ ♪ I’m gonna build my nest
in a weeping willow tree ♪ ♪ Where the bad boys cannot bother me ♪ Come on Ally. ♪ And I’ll never the the honey
from the bee, from the bee ♪ ♪ Never the the honey from the bee ♪ ♪ But I’ll steal me a kiss
from sweet darling’s lips ♪ ♪ And I’ll fly away across the sea ♪ ♪ Yes I’m as free a little
bird as I can be, I can be ♪ ♪ Free a little bird as I can be ♪ ♪ Gonna build my nest in
a weeping willow tree ♪ ♪ Where the bad boys cannot bother me ♪ ♪ And I’ll never build my
nest in the air, in the air ♪ ♪ Never build my nest in the air ♪ ♪ But I’ll build my nest
on my true lover’s breast ♪ ♪ And I’ll sleep in
the locks of her hair ♪ ♪ Yes I’m as free a little
bird as I can be, I can be ♪ ♪ Free a little bird as I can be ♪ ♪ Gonna build my nest in
a weeping willow tree ♪ ♪ Where the bad boys cannot bother me ♪ ♪ Yes I’m as free a little
bird as I can be, I can be ♪ ♪ Free a little bird as I can be ♪ ♪ Gonna build my nest in
a weeping willow tree ♪ ♪ Where the bad boys cannot bother me ♪ (audience cheers and applauds) Well that was “Free a
Little Bird As I Can Be” and we’re gonna follow it
up with sort of a love song, sort of a song about love or lust or religion or just kinda
however you wanna think about it. Anyway it’s called “The Little Carpenter”. ♪ I’ll tell you a new song
that’s lately been made ♪ ♪ About a little carpenter,
he courted a fair maid ♪ ♪ He courted her, he courted
her, he loved her as his life ♪ ♪ Oftimes he’s asked her
if she would be his wife ♪ ♪ And on come an old man,
he come from Noah’s ark ♪ ♪ A long ways a traveling
a courting in the dark ♪ ♪ I can’t fancy you, old man,
you look so old and grim ♪ ♪ Oh, my little carpenter,
oh what’s become of him ♪ ♪ And on come the blacksmith,
it was the other day ♪ ♪ He gave to me a handkerchief,
or so the people say ♪ ♪ He gave to me a gold ring
to talk with him again ♪ ♪ Oh my little carpenter,
oh what’s become of him ♪ ♪ And on come a young man,
he come from Scarlet town ♪ ♪ With gold chains and finger rings ♪ ♪ He threw them on the ground ♪ ♪ I can fancy you, young man,
you look so neat and trim ♪ ♪ Oh my little carpenter,
what would become of him ♪ ♪ And on come the carpenter,
he come so neat and slow ♪ ♪ All the money that he makes
he brings to me to show ♪ ♪ He uses his broad ax all day,
and sings by me all night ♪ ♪ Oh my little carpenter,
my whole heart’s delight ♪ (audience cheers and applauds) Thank you so much. It’s nice to be able to take a little bit of a musical
journey from place to place. That was an old English
ballad to start with. But now we’re gonna take
you all the way to Missouri. Lotta good old time Missouri
fiddle music here this weekend. I’m sure a lot of you heard
AJ and The Steam Machine. He specializes in that. This is one we like a whole lot. And it’s called “Bill Driver’s Tune”. (bright bluegrass music) (audience cheers and applauds) Thanks a whole lot. “Bill Driver’s Tune”. Well, it’s always five o’clock somewhere. So we’re gonna sing our first
drinking song of the evening. And we’re gonna feature
our wonderful banjo player, originally from not
terribly far from here, from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Please welcome Allison de Groot. (audience applauds) ♪ Fortune and I had it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it one
night when I got drunk ♪ ♪ Once I had a fortune
locked up in my trunk ♪ ♪ Lost it all to gambling,
one night when I got drunk ♪ ♪ Fortune and I had it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it one
night when I got drunk ♪ ♪ Raccoon’s got a great big tail ♪ ♪ The possum’s tail is fair ♪ ♪ The rabbit’s got no tail at all ♪ ♪ But a little bunch of hair ♪ ♪ Fortune and I had it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it one
night when I got drunk ♪ ♪ Once I had a fortune
locked up in my truck ♪ ♪ Lost it all to gambling
one night when I got drunk ♪ ♪ Fortune and I had it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it one
night when I got drunk ♪ ♪ Fortune and I had it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it ♪ ♪ Fortune and I lost it one
night when I got drunk ♪ (audience cheers and applauds) – [Announcer] And now on the
mainstage, Switched at Birth. – [Woman] Whoo! (bright bluegrass music) – [Audience Member] Whoo! (audience cheers and applauds) – Welcome. Oh my gosh. (chuckles) Here we are, 40 years,
40 years anniversary of just the celebration of music and fun. And we’re happy, happy, happy to be the band on stage right now. – [Man] One, two. ♪ She said if I ever deceived her ♪ ♪ She’d be gone before I could count 10 ♪ ♪ And I guess that I didn’t believe her ♪ ♪ ‘Cause look at the trouble I’m in ♪ ♪ Now she’s gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Cryin’ won’t bring her back ♪ ♪ The more that I cry
the faster the train ♪ ♪ Flies farther on down the track ♪ ♪ I’ve lost every right to be happy ♪ ♪ When I lost only heaven I found ♪ ♪ She warned me she’d
leave me and she left me ♪ ♪ Before my first chair hit the ground ♪ ♪ Now she’s gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Cryin’ won’t bring her back ♪ ♪ The more that I cry
the faster the train ♪ ♪ Flies farther on down the track ♪ ♪ If I only knew where to find her ♪ ♪ I’d crawl there on my hands and knees ♪ ♪ Each tick of the
clock still reminds me ♪ ♪ She’s one second farther from me ♪ ♪ Now she’s gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Cryin’ won’t bring her back ♪ ♪ The more that I cry
the faster the train ♪ ♪ Flies farther on down the track ♪ ♪ Now she’s gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Gone, gone, gone ♪ ♪ Cryin’ won’t bring her back ♪ ♪ The more that I cry
the faster the train ♪ ♪ Flies farther on down the track ♪ ♪ The more that I cry
the faster the train ♪ ♪ Flies farther on down the track ♪ (audience cheers and applauds) – Oh they’re gonna let me sing one here and I’m pretty excited. Only song I know the words to. It’s one I first heard
the Monroe Brothers do and I think it’s been done by
every bluegrass band since. Here we go. ♪ Lost all my money but a $2 bill ♪ ♪ $2 bill boys, $2 bill ♪ ♪ Lost all my money but a $2 bill ♪ ♪ I’m on my long journey home ♪ ♪ There’s black smoke a rising
and it surely is a train ♪ ♪ Surely is a train
boys, surely is a train ♪ ♪ Black smoke a rising,
surely is a train ♪ ♪ I’m on my long journey home ♪ ♪ Now it’s cloudy in the west
and that’s a sure sign of rain ♪ ♪ Sure sign of rain,
boys, sure sign of rain ♪ ♪ Cloudy in the west,
a sure sign of rain ♪ ♪ I’m on my long journey home ♪ ♪ Now bake me up some biscuits,
baby, bake ’em good’n brown ♪ ♪ Bake ’em good’n brown
now, bake ’em good’n brow ♪ ♪ Bake me up some biscuits,
bake ’em good’n brown ♪ ♪ I’m on my long journey home ♪ Fiddle. ♪ Lost all my money but a $2 bill ♪ ♪ $2 bill boys, $2 bill ♪ ♪ Lost all my money but a $2 bill ♪ ♪ I’m on my long journey home ♪ (audience cheers and applauds) – Mark Brieer. Thanks, Mark. (man yells out) This banjo is the newest
addition to the band. She’s lovely. Her name is Pearl. (laughing)
– Pearl. – Pearl. We like her a lot. – [Man] One, two, three. ♪ When the cattle prowled
and the coyotes howled ♪ ♪ Out on the Great Divide ♪ ♪ Never done no wrong,
just singing my song ♪ ♪ As on the trail I ride ♪ ♪ When the rattlesnakes
rattle at the prairie dogs ♪ ♪ You can hear their mournful tune ♪ ♪ It’s roundup time away out west ♪ ♪ When the cactus are in bloom ♪ ♪ Daylight comes and the cowhand yell ♪ ♪ They call out every man ♪ ♪ Well I’ll throw my
saddle on my old cowhorse ♪ ♪ Drink my coffee from a can ♪ ♪ When the sun goes down
on the prairie trail ♪ ♪ I’m gazing at the moon ♪ ♪ It’s roundup time away out west ♪ ♪ When the cactus are in bloom ♪ (yodeling) (audience applauds) ♪ We don’t have bad weather ♪ ♪ It never snows or rains ♪ ♪ That is where the sunshine’s best ♪ ♪ Out on the western plains ♪ ♪ Some of the boys have gone away ♪ ♪ But they’ll be back soon ♪ ♪ When it’s roundup time away out west ♪ ♪ When the cactus are in bloom ♪ ♪ Daylight comes and the cowhand yell ♪ ♪ They call out every man ♪ ♪ Well I’ll throw my
saddle on my old cowhorse ♪ ♪ Drink my coffee from a can ♪ ♪ When the sun goes down
on the prairie trail ♪ ♪ I’m gazing at the moon ♪ ♪ It’s roundup time away out west ♪ ♪ When the cactus are in bloom ♪ (yodeling) (yodeling) (audience cheers and applauds)
(laughing) Oh yeah. Found out this morning on Facebook that’s it’s National Yodeling Day today. Here we are. (laughing) – [Man] Good job, ma’am. ♪ I’d rather be in some dark hollow ♪ ♪ Where the sun don’t ever shine ♪ ♪ Than to be home alone
knowing that you’re gone ♪ ♪ Would cause me to lose my mind ♪ ♪ So blow your whistle freight man ♪ ♪ Get me far on down the track ♪ ♪ I’m going away, I’m leaving today ♪ ♪ I’m goin’, and I ain’t comin’ back ♪ – [Announcer] Grassland
Jam is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and
Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote
of the people of Minnesota on November 4th, 2008. And by the members of Pioneer PBS. ♪ Where the sun don’t ever shine ♪ ♪ Than to be in some big city ♪ ♪ In a small room, with
your love on my mind ♪ ♪ So blow your whistle freight man ♪ ♪ Get me far on down the track ♪ ♪ I’m going away, I’m leaving today ♪ ♪ I’m goin’, and I ain’t comin’ back ♪

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