Born in East Virginia

Artist: Rebecca Frazier (nee Hoggan)
Release Date: July 24, 2001
Digital Release: June 2, 2015
Label: Amtoco Records (AMT4600)
 
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Too Darn Hot
Telluride Mandolin
East Virginia
Big Mon
Autumn Leaves
Sweet Georgia Brown
Faithless Love
Don't Come Home a Drinkin' (with Lovin' on Your Mind)
Bowling Green
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Trad, arr. & add’l lyrics Rebecca Frazier (Music of Mahoggany, ASCAP)

Verse 1
I wish I was in Bowling Green, sitting in a chair
One arm around my old guitar, the other around my dear
The other around my dear

CHORUS
Bowling Green, hey, good old Bowling Green

Verse 2
If you see that man of mine, tell him once for me
If he loves another gal, I will set him free
Yeah I will leave him be

CHORUS
Bowling Green, hey, good old Bowling Green

Verse 3
I rambled all around this world, travelin’ all alone
I have yet to find that man, he’s anywhere but home
I’ll find him soon I know

Verse 4
But if you see my man in Caroline or Tennessee
Could you tell him to come back to me in Bowling Green
Or I will leave him be

CHORUS
Shenandoah
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Traditional, Arr. & Add’l Lyrics Rebecca Frazier (Music of Mahoggany, ASCAP)

Verse 1
Shenandoah, I long to hear you
Away you rolling river
Oh Shenandoah I long to hear you
Away, I’m bound away across the wide Missouri

Verse 2
Oh Shenandoah I love your daughter
I’ll take her ‘cross the rolling waters
Oh Shenandoah, I love your daughter
Away, we’re bound away across the wide Missouri

Verse 3
Oh Shenandoah, I’m bound to leave you
Shenandoah, I’ll ne’er deceive you
Oh Shenandoah, I’m bound to leave you
Away, I’m bound away across the wide Missouri

Verse 4
Oh seven years I’ve been a rover
Seven years sine I’ve crossed over
For seven years I’ve been a rover
Away, I’m bound away across the wide Missouri

My Honey Is in Kentucky
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Rebecca Frazier (Music of Mahoggany, ASCAP)

Verse 1
My honey is in Kentucky
He left in the morning yesterday
Oh how could he just leave me
Pining away in the Back Bay

CHORUS
I can’t stand to see him leaving
Flying free from me today
Is he testing my poor heart and trying to make a fool of me
As I wait here, impatiently

Verse 2
Oh the shadows rest on my heart dear
Since the evening you last stood at my door
And the nighttime gathers ‘round me
With a darkness that your memory can’t cure

CHORUS
If faith is patience, then believe me
I don’t know what old faith takes me for
Is she testing my poor heart and trying to make a fool of me
As I wait here, impatiently

Verse 3
Restless days, oh, and sleepless nights dear
I spend them thinking about your sweet talking ways
And the honey words you use to woo me
Under your charms I always sway

CHORUS
But in the bluegrass fields of Kentucky
You are roaming through your days feeling fine
You are sleeping every evening like it’s just another night
Every morning, I’m mourning one more time

Verse 4
As you go on your sweet way, dear
Through Lexington and on to Bowling Green
Won’t you think about your baby
As you pass Appalachian mountain streams

CHORUS
Through West Virginia and her valleys
Through the Daniel Boone forest as you go
Don’t test my poor heart and try to make a fool of me
As I wait here impatiently

No don’t break my heart and make a fool out of me
As I wait here impatiently
Big Hogg
High on a Mountain
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Rebecca Frazier (Music of Mahoggany, ASCAP)

Verse 1
Dixie was born, her loyalty sworn
To a family divided in two
Didn’t know who to trust, as bonds turned to rust
And dignity faded to dust

CHORUS
If Dixie could fight her battles again
She’d begin, she’d begin

Verse 2
Who knew in the South, that leaders in doubt
Would turn on their very own
It makes little sense, a betrayal like this
Is no way for a war to be won

CHORUS
If Dixie could trust her family again
She’d forgive all their sins

Verse 3
It’s said and done, nobody’s won
It’s a mess of reactions and blame
A union in despair for posterity to bear
They say time heals but the scars do not fade

CHORUS
If Dixie could fight her battles again
She’d begin
She would trust her heroes again


Dixie
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Rebecca Frazier (Music of Mahoggany, ASCAP)

Verse 1
Dixie was born, her loyalty sworn
To a family divided in two
Didn’t know who to trust, as bonds turned to rust
And dignity faded to dust

CHORUS
If Dixie could fight her battles again
She’d begin, she’d begin

Verse 2
Who knew in the South, that leaders in doubt
Would turn on their very own
It makes little sense, a betrayal like this
Is no way for a war to be won

CHORUS
If Dixie could trust her family again
She’d forgive all their sins

Verse 3
It’s said and done, nobody’s won
It’s a mess of reactions and blame
A union in despair for posterity to bear
They say time heals but the scars do not fade

CHORUS
If Dixie could fight her battles again
She’d begin
She would trust her heroes again


“…a charming and virtuosic exploration that will leave all but the most stylistically hidebound in a state of bliss.”
– Rick Anderson, Bluegrass Unlimited, August 2002

“Quality picking across the board matched with great solo and ensemble vocals…chance to demonstrate her cross-genre musical muscles…”
– Chris Thiessen, Flatpicking Guitar Magazine, July 2002

Born in East Virginia layers the outstanding musicianship of today’s top acoustic players–including Todd Phillips and Darol Anger of Psychograss and Joe Craven of the Dave Grisman Quintet–with Rebecca’s own singing and playing. Rebecca composed or arranged seven of the fourteen tracks and drew upon the talents of classic bluegrass and jazz composers for the rest of the material.

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