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"On Top of Old Smokey" is a traditional folk song in the United States that is covered by The Chipmunks, featuring Dave Seville, in The Alvin Show episode Eagle Music. The song is also included in the albums The Chipmunk Songbook, The Chipmunk Songbook (1986) and The Chipmunks 20 All Time Golden Greats.

Lyrics

Alvin:
Where ya going, Dave?

Dave:
Courtin'.

Alvin:
Courtin', who?

Dave:
Courtin' F.E Lou

Alvin:
Think it'll snow?

Theodore:
Yeah! Think so?

Dave:
Nope. Reckon it won't snow.

Alvin:
It snowed.

Dave:
Yup, sure did.

Alvin:
Reckon you won't be going a-Courtin, now, Dave.

Dave:
Nope. Reckon not. Reckon I'll just stay here on top of old Smokey, all covered with snow. Alvin?

Alvin:
Ye-up, Dave?

Dave:
Play your harmonica.
Simon, Theodore, you sing along with Alvin.

Alvin:
Will it cheer your aching heart, Dave?

Dave:
Ye-up. Reckon it'll cheer my aching heart.
On top of old Smokey!

The Chipmunks:
On top of old Smokey

Dave:
All covered with snow.

The Chipmunks:
All covered with snow

Dave:
I lost my true lover.

The Chipmunks:
I lost my true lover

Dave:
Come a-courtin' too slow.

The Chipmunks:
Come a-courtin' too slow

Dave:
For courtin's a pleasure.

The Chipmunks:
For courtin's a pleasure

Dave:
And partin' is grief.

The Chipmunks:
And partin' is grief

Dave:
And a false hearted lover.

The Chipmunks:
And a false hearted lover

Dave:
Is worse than a theif.

The Chipmunks:
Is worse than a theif

Dave:
What'cha stopping for, Alvin?

Alvin:
Snow's all gone, Dave.

Dave:
Well, in that case, reckon I'll go Courtin' F.E Lou.
Sing another chorus, boys.

Simon:
For your aching heart, Dave?

Dave:
Yup, for my aching heart.
She'll hug you and kiss you!

The Chipmunks:
She'll hug you and kiss you

Dave:
And tell you more lies.

The Chipmunks:
And tell you more lies

Dave:
Than cross-ties in a railroad.

The Chipmunks:
Than cross-ties in a railroad

Dave:
And stars in the skies.

The Chipmunks:
And stars in the skies

Alvin:
Hey, Dave! F.E Lou's a-coming up the mountain!

F.E Lou:
You come out here, you, David! I've been a-waiting all day for you to come a-courtin' me! I declare he is the slowest courtin' man I ever did see!

Dave:
For courtin's no pleasure!

The Chipmunks:
For courtin's no pleasure

Dave:
When winter winds blow.

The Chipmunks:
When winter winds blow

Dave:
Don't want no true lover.

The Chipmunks:
Don't want no true lover

Dave:
All covered with snow.

The Chipmunks:
All covered with snow
On top of old Smokey
All covered with snow

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