Angeline the Baker is possibly the seminal old-time fiddle tune. The only thing we were missing in this recording of one of the Jams from the Colorado Old Time Fiddler’s Contest was my friend Bob Zuellig singing it.
Featured in this tune are:
Vi Wickam (me) – Fiddle
Warry Means – Banjo
Dave – Fiddle
Riley – Fiddle
John Lardinois – Guitar
Steve Parker – Guitar
Angeline the Baker Lyrics:
1. Angeline the baker lives in our village green,
The way I always loved her beats all you ever seen.
Angeline the baker, her age is forty-three,
I bought her candy by the peck, and she won’t marry me.
2. Her father is the miller, they call him Uncle Sam.
I never will forget her, unless I take a dram. CHORUS.
3. Angeline is handsome, Angeline is tall,
They say she sprained her ankle a-dancing at the ball. CHORUS.
4. She can’t do hard work because she is not stout,
She bakes her biscuits every day, and pours the coffee out. CHORUS.
5. I’ll never marry no other girl, no matter where I go.
I said I’d marry Angeline just twenty years ago. CHORUS.
6. The last time I saw her was at the county fair.
Her father run me almost home and told me to stay there. CHORUS.