Song Information

Origin: Appalachian traditional (late 1800's) Earliest Date Recorded: 1927 (Grayson & Whitter- Little Maggie with a Dram Glass in Her Hand) Also recorded by Stanley Brothers (1946)


Oh yonder stands little Maggie With a dram glass in her hands She’s drinking away her troubles She’s a courting some other man Oh how can I ever stand it Just to see them two blue eyes A shining in the moonlight Like two diamonds in the sky Last time a saw little Maggie She was sitting on the banks of the sea With a forty-four around her And a banjo on her knee Lay down your last gold dollar Lay down your gold watch and chain Little Maggie’s gonna dance for daddy Listen to that old banjo ring Pretty flowers were made for blooming Pretty stars were made to shine Pretty women were made for loving Little Maggie was made for mine