Kinfolks in Carolina (Merle Travis) I've got kinfolks in Carolina That's the place to find my family tree They're scattered from a little north of Georgia To a little bit east of East Tennessee But there's a little gal on top of Old Smoky And she really ain't no kin to me at all But I'm gonna buy her a wedding ring And get me a ticket on the New River train And make her my closest kin, folks, after all I've got kinfolks in Carolina Aunt Mollie lives Raleigh NC I've got cousins by the dozens down in Charlotte And my grandpaw fought with Robert E. Lee But there's a little lump of sugar up in Ashville With a soothin' sort of a little southern drawl I'll tie the knot with my southern belle And tell all the world with a rebel yell She'll be my closest kin, folks, after all Well I'm gonna buy her a wedding ring And get me a ticket on the New River train And make her my closest kin, folks, after all Source Merle Travis 'Kinsfolk in Carolina' recorded for Capitol 13 February 1952 . Reissued on Bear Family 5CD boxed set Merle Travis 'Guitar Rags and Too Fast P ast' BCD 15637. There are 2 takes on the Bear Family 5CD Travis set - an unissued 1951 take and a 1952 take. The lyrics vary only in the 1952 version repeating a few lines at t he end. I have transcribed the 1952 version. PS
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