Sawing on the Strings Lyrics

Alison Krauss


publisher: ©CONCORD MUSIC GROUP, INC
writers: Lewis Compton
album: Track 5 in album A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection
release date: 2007-4-2
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length: 3:04
producer: Alison Krauss
drums: Larry Atamaniuk
lead vocals: Alison Krauss
vocal: Sam Bush and Dan Tyminski
engineer: Gary Paczosa
guitar: Tony Rice and Ron Block
mandolin: Dan Tyminski and Sam Bush
fiddle: Alison Krauss and Stuart Duncan
dobro: Jerry Douglas
assistant engineer: Brandon Bell, Jeremy Cottrell and Thomas Johnson
acoustic bass guitar: Barry Bales
writer: Lewis Compton

Cover Art

Alison Krauss A Hundred Miles or More: A Collection cover art
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Sawing on the Strings

Way back in the mountains, way back in the hills
There used to live a mountaineer, they called him Fiddlin' Will
He could play most anything and some say he could sing
But the one thing that he liked to do best was sawin' on the strings

So tune up the fiddle, rosin up the bow
Look at ol' Will, a-pattin' his toe
He'll make music 'til the rafters ring
Ol' man pickin' an' sawin' on the strings

When the neighbors had a shindig, an' they all had vittles to eat
We always had to wait on Will for the frolic to be complete
When he comes down from the mountains all the gals begin to sway
Sometimes he pick the old five-string, tune til the break of the day

So tune up the five-string, tighten up the hide
Tell all the young folks to get inside
He'll make music 'til the rafters ring
Ol' man pickin' an' sawin' on the strings

So tune up the five-string, tighten up the hide
Tell all the young folks to get inside
He'll make music til the rafters ring
Ol' man pickin' an' sawin' on the strings


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 You're Just a Country Boy
  • 2 Simple Love
  • 3 Jacob's Dream
  • 4 Away Down the River
  • 5 Sawing on the Strings
  • 6 Down to the River to Pray
  • 7 Baby Mine
  • 8 Molly Bán (Bawn)
  • 9 How's the World Treating You
  • 10 The Scarlet Tide
  • 11 Whiskey Lullaby
  • 12 You Will Be My Ain True Love
  • 13 I Give You to His Heart
  • 14 Get Me Through December
  • 15 Missing You
  • 16 Lay Down Beside Me