From the recording Back to the Farm

Mixed by Dave Lange; Mastered by Ray Tilkens; Copyright w/Library Congress - Gary Jay Hoffman; ISRC QMEU32009754; Guitar / Main vocals - Gary; Backup vocals: Gina Furtado / Nancy Griffith-Cochran; Female DUET Vocalist Nancy; Manodlin/Fiddle/Upright Bass Mark Lewis.

Lyrics

Hilltop Lonesome Blues (G) by Gary Jay Hoffman
Tribute to Jimmy Martin, see his original BOSS song LOL.
Intro: C/Cb Am D7 G
C -> Cb -> Am (just walk bass root note down to Am)

(G) ON THE DAY I FIRST SAW YOU
I (C) KNEW I'D MAKE YOU (G) MINE
WE HELD HANDS IN THE SCHOOL YARD
YOU WERE (D7) PRETTY OH SO (G) FINE

I SNUCK DOWN TO MOONSHINE HOLLER
AND SWEPT YOU OFF YOUR FEET
YOUR FAMILY TRIED TO STOP ME
BUT YOU KNOW I CAN'T BE BEAT

CHORUS:
G->C / Cb / Am (C) HAP-(Cb)-PY (Am) HIGH.. HIGH.. HIGH....
ON A (C) HILLTOP
NO (Am) CHANCE OF THEM (D7) LOW-DOWN LONESOME (G) BLUES --

*****Verse Lead: G/C/G/G/D7/G
Repeat Intro: C Cb Am D7 G*****

I THOUGHT YOU WERE MY ONE TRUE LOVE
MY BABY SQUEEZE SUGAR PLUM
I LET YOU HOLD MY FISHING ROD
AND CLEAN THE FISH YUM YUM

YOU COOKED, YOU CLEANED,
CHOPPED WOOD GOOD
FETCHED WATER FROM THE WELL
I DON'T KNOW WHY YOU RUN-OFT BABY?
MAYBE TIME TELL

CHORUS:
HOPELESS HIGH.. HIGH.. HIGH......
ON A HILLTOP
GOT THEM LOW-DOWN LONESOME BLUES

*****Verse Lead: G/C/G/G/D7/G
Repeat Intro: C Cb Am D7 G*****

GIRL VERSES (Empire strikes back):
WELL LISTEN HEAR YOU STUPID JERK,
YOU CAN STAY UP THERE AND ROT
YOU COULDN'T DO ONE LICK OF WORK,
NOW THE PLACE HAS GONE TO POT

YOU HAD TO KNOW I'D LEAVE SOME DAY,
NO GAL CAN TAKE THIS FLACK
SUGAR PLUM!? THERE'S JUST NO WAY,
IT'S PLAIN YOU DON'T KNOW JACK

Chorus:
HOPELESS HIGH.. HIGH.. HIGH...
ON A HILLTOP
GOT THEM LOW-DOWN LONESOME BLUES

**VERSE LEAD**
NOTE: DO NOT REPEAT INTRO CUZ INTRO TAKES YOU INTO CHORUS TO END HERE.

HOPELESS HIGH, HIGH, HIGH....
ON A HILLTOP
GOT THEM LOW-DOWN LONESOME BLUES
WAHOOO..WAHOOOOO..
HILLTOP LONESOME BLUES (QUICK STOP)