Watermelon Hangin' on the Vine

Performed by Kent Williams.
Recorded November 1, 2022 in Iowa City, Iowa (acquisition date: November 1, 2022).
Performed with guitar. Learned from his wife Melissa Malcolm, of Marengo Iowa (b. 1957), who learned it as a child.
Recorded by Kent Williams on behalf of Derek Piotr.

"This was a minstrel show song, but it became very popular with bluegrass musicians.
The version I learned was probably a version for children, with the mouth noises in the chorus.
It was Bill Monroe's theme song that he opened concerts with for years."


donated recording, Iowa, United States