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DLS   1-23-04
MOCKIN' BIRD HILL
A PENNSYLVANIA COAL MINER, VAUGHN HORTON, WROTE "MOCKIN' BIRD HILL" WHILE WORKING
IN THE MINE.   HE BECAME  AN EXCELLENT SONGWRITER AND MUSICIAN.  HE PLAYED STEEL GUITAR. 

6-5-1911 to 3-1-1988
THE SONG WAS RECORDED IN 1951 BY SEVERAL SINGERS INCLUDING
LES PAUL & MARY FORD; SLIM WHITMAN; AND PATTI PAGE. 
MISS PAGE'S RECORDING PUT THE SONG ON THE
MUSIC CHARTS IN THE  #2 POSITION. 

SLIM WHITMAN IS SINGING "MOCKIN' BIRD HILL."
SEE HIS STORY IN MUSIC SECTION #8 "THERE'S AN OLD SPINNING WHEEL."
WHEN THE SUN IN THE MORNING PEEPS OVER THE HILL,
AND KISSES THE ROSES  'ROUND MY WINDOW SILL.
THEN MY HEART FILLS WITH GLADNESS AS I HEAR THE TRILL,
OF THE BIRDS IN THE TREE TOPS ON MOCKIN' BIRD HILL.

TRA-LA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA-DEE-DEE,
IT GIVES ME A THRILL,
TO WAKE UP IN THE MORING TO
THE MOCKIN' BIRDS TRILL.
TRA-LA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA-DEE-DEE,
THERE'S PEACE AND GOODWILL,
YOU'RE WELCOME AS THE FLOWERS,
ON MOCKIN' BIRD HILL.

WHITMAN YODEL
GOT A THREE-CORNED PLOW AND AN ACRE TO TILL,
A MULE THAT I BOUGHT FOR A TEN DOLLAR BILL.
THERE'S A TUMBLE-DOWN SHACK AND AN OLD RUSTY MILL,
IT'S MY HOME SWEET HOME UP ON MOCKIN' BIRD HILL.

WHEN IT'S LATE IN THE EVENING, I CLIMB UP THE HILL,
AND SURVEY ALL MY KINGDOM WHILE EVERYTHING'S STILL.
ONLY ME AND THE SKY AND AN OLD WHIPPORWILL,
IT'S MY HOME SWEET HOME ON MOCKIN' BIRD HILL.

TRA-LA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA-DEE-DEE,
IT GIVES ME A THRILL,
TO WAKE UP IN THE MORING TO
THE MOCKIN' BIRDS TRILL.
TRA-LA-LA-LA, TRA-LA-LA-DEE-DEE,
THERE'S PEACE AND GOODWILL,
YOU'RE WELCOME AS THE FLOWERS,
ON MOCKIN' BIRD HILL.

WHITMAN YODEL