Goin' Up on the Mountain

I learned this song on a hike with a friend and love teaching it in my classes. The first line is the "call" and can be anything the caller wants to sing - the recorded version here has a few verses, but this can be sung for as long as callers contribute new first lines. The following three lines are sung by all.

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lyrics

Goin' up on the mountain (or any first line)
I ain't comin' down till tomorrow

Goin' up on the mountain (repeat caller's first line)
I ain't comin' down in chains.

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I want to sing like the bird sings, not worrying who listens or what they think. - Jelaludding Rumi