I just stumbled upon a traditional American folk tune called “Mole in the Ground.” It was written and sung by banjo player Bascom Lamar Lumsford in 1928 and has been performed by hundreds if not thousands of old time musicians in the years since.
I like this song because some of the lyrics refer to animals, and it kicks off with the mole: “I wish I was a mole in the ground.” This got me enthused, and after listening to a few versions by others, I decided to pen my own lyrics, leaving the mole at the beginning but adding a new lineup of critters and making the song quite a bit more animal-oriented and kid-friendly. So here is the grand result of my efforts! Let me know what you think, but please pardon my singing … I’m NOT a professional, but I don’t sound too bad, do I?
[mejsaudio src=”http://old-miracle.com/wp-content/audio/lang/mole_in_the_ground.mp3″ width=”640″]Lang Elliott singing his own personal version (with new lyrics) of Lunsford’s “Mole in the Ground”
And here’s a photo of Lunsford in his later years, accompanied by one of his animal friends: