Music Instrumentation: guitar, mandolin, drums, bass
Music Fun Facts:
This song likely originated in the Ozarks or Central Appalachians and was probably created by Scottish immigrants. The song provides a springboard for discussing the history of traditional music of the area along with the Appalachian Mountains and the Appalachian Trail. Because this song is a waltz, children might enjoy learning to waltz and then waltzing to the song.