The tune of "On Top of Old Smoky" familiar to most people today was also paired with a completely different set of words in a folk song called "The Little Mohee", about a frontiersman who falls in love with an Indian maiden or, in some versions, a sailor who falls in love with a South Seas maiden.
Because the versions gathered in fieldwork vary so much, there is no particular version of "On Top of Old Smoky" that can lay claim to being the "authentic" or "original" version. The version that Sharp and Karpeles collected from Memory Shelton can be read online see Sharp and Karpeles , in References below , and the version by Pete Seeger that greatly popularized the song in modern times see below is also online. Old Smoky is plausibly a high mountain somewhere in the southern Appalachians, since so many versions recorded by fieldworkers were collected there.
Possibilities include Clingmans Dome , named "Smoky Dome" by local Scots-Irish inhabitants, but exactly which mountain it is may be lost to antiquity. Cecil Sharp collected Appalachian folksong just before the time when this music came to be "discovered" by the outside world and sold as a commercial product by the nascent recording industry  this development would ultimately create the modern genre of country music.
In the s through the mid s, the United States experienced a folk music revival , in which Pete Seeger was a leading figure. His music—some of it drawn from scholarly sources like Sharp  —was popular and was disseminated widely in commercial recordings.
Seeger modified a version of "On Top of Old Smoky" that he had learned in the Appalachians,  writing new words and banjo music. The Weavers , a folksong singing group that Seeger had co-founded, recorded a very popular version of the song using Seeger's arrangement on 21 February The song also became one of Burl Ives ' signature songs, with his recording reaching No.
The enormous popularity of these recordings and others following in their wake; see below led to the curious situation of the song re-attaining folk status; it is one of the few songs that most Americans know from childhood, and many are unaware of the mid-century recordings that promulgated it so widely.
Following its reintroduction to America by the Weavers, the song became a standard item of popular music, sung by luminaries such as Bing Crosby ,  Perry Como ,  Percy Faith , Gene Autry ,  as well as in a brief excerpt Elvis Presley. The following list is ordered chronologically. This version sounds much more Celtic in nature, with more vocal ornamentation and a looser rhythmic structure. Archived from the original on 27 September Local Noise. University of Technology, Sydney.
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Lovin' Up a Storm. The Missouri Waltz. Condemned Without Trial. Moonlight and Roses. Today Evening Song. If I Never Get to Heaven. How's the World Treating You. Watch the song video On Top of Old Smokey. No One [Second Recording]. Jealous of You Tango Della Gelosia. Robot Man [Alternate Take]. Everybody's Somebody's Fool. Robot Man [Master]. I Got Lost in His Arms. It Might as Well Be Spring. Where the Boys Are. On the Outside Looking In. Happy New Year Baby.
Breaking in a Brand New Broken Heart. No One [Third Recording]. Let the Rest of the World Go By. Someone Else's Boy. Together [Re-recorded Narrative].
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