Small House of Everything

Small House of Everything

Sunday, June 16, 2024


Remember Hee-Haw?  You do?  then you must remember "Stringbean," one of the most popular main cast members of that show.  He was born 109 years ago today...

"Hillbilly Fever"

"Cripple Creek Opry"

"Fishin' Song"

"Liza Jane"

"It's Mighty Dark to Travel"

"20 Cent Cotton 90 Cent Meat"

"Hot Corn Cold Corn"

"Run Little Rabbit"  (with Earl Scruggs and Lester Flat)

"Chewing Gum"

"Mule Went Away with the Little Red Wagon"

"Me and My Ole Crow"

"Pretty Little Widow"

"Good Old Mountain Dew"

His career ended in tragedy when he and his wife Estelle were shot and killed by burglars at their Ridgetop, Tennessee, cabin.  their bodies were discovered the next morning by their friend and neighbor, Grandpa Jones.

Their deaths were memorialized in the song "The Ballad of Stringbean and Estelle" by Sam bush in 2009:

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