Sitting (Sittin') On Top Of the World (Lonnie Chatmon, Walter Vinson)

Lonnie Chatman and Walter Vinson are registrated as Lonnie Carter and Walter Jacobs for the copyright, also alone Walter Vinson, also Van Morrison, Chester Burnett, Sam Chatmon and others [GEMA]

Sources:

Wikipedia. www.allmusic.com. Dixon, Robert M.W.: Blues & Gospel Records 1890-1943.

Sheet Music:

Unichappell Music Inc

Recordings:

1930 - Mississippi Sheiks - Feb. 17, 1930 - Shreveport LA - 403805-A,-B OKeh 8784 - Mississippi Sheiks (Walter Vinson (Jacobs) (g,v), Lonnie Chatman (vn))

1930 - Charlie Patton - cMay 28, 1930 - Grafton WI - L-431-1 Paramount 13080 - Charlie Patton (v,g) - "Some Summer Day Part I"

1930 - Beale Street Rounders - cOct. 13, 1930 - Chicago IL - Vocalion 1555 - (Henry L Castle (Too Tight Henry), Jed Davenport...)

1930/31 - The Hokum Boys

1931 - Alabama Sheiks - Jan. 29, 1931 - Camden NJ - 67841-2,-3 Victor 23261 - Alabama Sheiks (Eddie West (v,vn), Ad Fox (v,g))

1931 - Harum Sacrums - cJan. 1931 - Chicago IL - L-727-1 Paramount 13030 - Harum Scarum (Mozelle Alderson (v), Georgia Tom Dorsey (v,p), Big Bill Broonzy (g)

1931 - George Ramsey And Mae Belle Lee - cApril 1931 - Grafton WI - L-851-2 Paramount 13067 - Georgia Tom Dorsey (v,p), Mozelle Alderson (sp)

1931 - Joe Evans And Arthur McClain - May 21, 1931 - New York City - 10659-1 Banner 32211, 10659-2 Romeo 5079 - Joe Evans (v,vn), Arthur McClain (g)

1932-37 - Milton Brown

1936-41 - Light Crust Doughboys

1940-47 - Shelton Brothers

40s-60s - Red Murrell

1942 - Turner Junior Johnson - July 19, 1942 - Clarksdale MS

1947-53 - Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys

1949 - Ray Charles

1949-51 - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee

1951 - "Harmonica" Frank Floyd

1955-57 - Curtis Gordon

1957 - Howlin' Wolf - Chess 1679

1957 - Bill Monroe

1958 - Carl Perkins - June 3/4 1958 - on: Whole Lotta Shakin'

1961 - Memphis Slim - Battle, on: Alone with My Friends

1961 - Big Joe Williams, Bob Dylan - Oct. 21, 1961 - New York City - Spivey 1004, on: Three Kings And the Queen - Big Joe Williams, Bob Dylan (v,hca)

1961-73 - Roscoe Holcomb

1962 - Brenda Lee - on: Brenda, That's All

1962 - Doc Watson

1966 - Buddy Moss - on: Rediscovery

1966 - Howlin' Wolf - Chess, on: The Real Folk Blues

1967 - Grateful Dead - Warner, on: The Grateful Dead

1968 - Cream - Polydor, on: Wheels of Fire - Cream (Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker), Felix Pappalardi

1968 - Mock Duck

1968 - Chet Atkins - RCA, on: Hometown Guitar

1969 - Jerry Reed - RCA, on: Jerry Reed Explores Guitar Country

1969-76 - John Sebastian

1970 - Emerson's Old Timey Custard-Suckin' Band

1971 - Ralph Stanley - Rebel, on: Ralph Stanley in Japan

1971 - Howlin' Wolf - Chess, on: The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions - Howlin' Wolf, Eric Clapton, Steve Windwood, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, Hubert Sumlin, Jeffrey Carp, Lafayette Leake

1972 - Johnny Shines - Biograph, on: Sitting on Top of the World

1973 - Don McLean - United Artists, on: Playin' Favorites

1973 - The Strangers

1974 - Sam Chatmon

1974 - John Lee Hooker - May 14-23, 1974 - ? - ABC 838, on: Free Beer And Chicken

1976 - Frank Wakefield/Good Old Boys

1977 - Jethro Burns - on: Jethro Burns

1978 - Eddie Shaw and the Wold Gang - Alligator, on: Living Chicago Blues, Vol. 1

1979/80 - R.L. Burnside & the Sound Machine - on: Raw Electric 1979-1980

1983 - Earl Scruggs - CBS, on: Top of the World

(1984) - Benton Flippen & the Smokey Valley Boys - Feb. 15, 1984 - on: The Evening at WFAQ 1984

1984 - Chris Smither - Adelphi, on: It Ain't Easy

1985 - Howard Armstrong - Blue Suit, on: Louie Bluie

1986 - The Seldom Scene

1989 - Archie Edwards - Mapleshade Records, on: Blues 'n Bones

1989 - Hubert Sumlin - Blind Pig Records, on: Heart & Soul

1989 - Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - MCA, on: Will the Circle Be Unbroken: Volume Two

1990 - Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin - Rounder, on: Blue Lightning

1990 - Ronnie Earl - Antone's, on: I Like It When it Rains

1991 - Radio Flyer - Turquoise, on: Old Strings New Strings

1991 - Lonesome River Band - Rebel, on: Carrying the Tradition

1992 - Bob Dylan - Columbia, on: Good As I Been To You - Bob Dylan (v,g,hca)

1992 - Pat Travers - Blues Bureau International, on: Blues Tracks

1992 - The Hackberry Ramblers - Flying Fish, on: Cajun Boogie

1992 - Frank Wakefield & The Good Old Boys

1993 - Jack Bruce - Cologne, Germany - CMP, on: Cities Of the Heart

1993 - Taj Mahal - Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Burbank CA - Private 82112, on: Dancing the Blues - Taj Mahal (v,g), Bill Payne (p), Johnny Lee Schell (g,v), Chuck Domanico (b), Richie Hayward (d)

1993 - Dave Ray & Tony Glover - Tim/Kerr, on: Picture Has Faded

1994 - The Blues Band - on: Wire Less

1994 - Greg Kihn - Clean Cuts Records, on: Mutiny

1994 - Rinde Eckert - Disk Union, on: Finding My Way Home

1994 - Sleepy LaBeef

1994 - Sunday's Well - East Side Digit, on: We Don't Care Where Your Grandparents Are From

1995 - Blackfoot - Wild Cat/Uni, on: After the Reign

1995 - Svare Forsland - Hazalea, on: Bone Stonin' Blues

1995 - Hans Theessink - Minor Music, on: Hard Road Blues

1996 - Taj Mahal - June 10, 1993 - Bremen GER - Ruf 1009, on: An Evening of Acoustic Music - Taj Mahal (v,p,g,bj)

1996 - The Yardbirds - on: Live Birds & Frogs

1997 - Homesick Mac & Sam Mitchell - Wolf, on: Two Long from Home

1997 - Michael "Hawkeye" Herman - May 21, 1995 - OWR/Topaz, on: Blues Alive!

1997 - The Jelly Roll Kings - Fat Possum Records, on: Off Yonder Wall

1998 - Sundogs - Parhelion, on: Dancing Room Only

1999 - '68 Comeback - Sympathy for the Record Industry, on: Love Always Wins

1999 - Geoff Bartley - Waterbug, on: Hear That Wind Howl

1999 - Cafe R&B - It Works Music, on: Black & White

1999 - The Groundhogs - Castle Music Ltd., on: Hogs in Wolf's Clothing

1999 - Robert Lowery - 1997 - Wolf, on: Goin' Away Blues

1999 - Tara Nevins - Sugar Hill Records, on: Mule to Ride

2000 - Jacqueline Dankworth & James Pearson - Black Box Jazz, on: For All We Know

2000 - The Delta Souls - The Delta Souls, on: A Trip to the Roots of the Blues

2000 - The Blues Band - BGO, on: Wire Less

2000 - Tim Lake - Padraig, on: Kentucky Home

2000 - Willie Nelson - Island, on: Milk Cow Blues

2000 - Bryan Bowers - Flying Fish, on: Friend For Life

2000 - Rod Price - Jan 12/13, 2000 - Burnside Distribution, on: Open

2000 - Greg Ross - Orchard, on: Road Work

2000 - Bob Fox - Orchard, on: Primarily Blues

2001 - Norman Blake - Shanachie, on: Flower From the Fields of Alabama

2001 - Van Morrison & Carl Perkins - Warner, on: Good Rockin' Tonight: The Legacy of Sun Records

2001 - Les Wilson & The Mighty Houserockers - Red Lightnin', on: A Ton of Red Lightnin

2002 - Barrelhouse Chuck With Erwin Helfer - Sirens, on: Prescription for the Blues

2002 - John Cowan - Sugar Hill Records, on: Always Take Me Back

2002 - Bill Frisell - Nonesuch, on: The Willies

2002 - Brandon Giles - Dynasty, on: You Can't Beat That

2002 - Ellen McIlwaine - T&M, on: Spontaneous Combustion

2002 - Michel Montecrossa

2002 - String Cheese Incident

2003 - BBM - EMI, on: Around the Next Dream [Bonus Tracks]

2003 - Jack White - Columbia, on: Cold Mountain (soundtrack)

2003 - Bruce Dix & Jim Nunally - FGM, on: Brothers at Heart

2003 - Ana Popvic - Ruf, on: Comfort to the Soul

2003 - Chris Vallillo - Gin Ridge Records, on: Aural Traditions

2004 - Tom Adams/Michael Cleveland - March 12, 2002 - Rounder, on: Live at the Ragged Edge

2004 - Ken Emerson - Hana Ola--Rsi, on: Hawaiian Tangos, Hulas & Blues

2004 - Malcolm Lucard - Magouloy Music, on: Malcolm Lucard

2004 - Taj Mahal - Dec. 2002 - Oakland CA - Tradition & Moderne, on: Live Catch - Taj Mahal Trio (Taj Mahal (v,g,bj), Bill Rich (b), Kester Smith (d))

2004 - James Blood Ulmer, Alison Krauss - Columbia, on: Lightning in a Bottle

2005 - Harry Manx - Phantom Import Distribution, on: West Meets East

2005 - Tim May - FGM, on: Find My Way Back

2005 - Ana Popovic - Ruf, on: Ana! Live in Amsterdam

2005 - James Blood Ulmer - Hyena, on: Birthright

2006 - Little Wolf and the Hellcats - ILBCNU, on: The Blues Got Soul

2006 - Mare Edstrom - Spiritone, on: Shake 'em on Down

2006 - Odell Harris - Broke & Hungry Records, on: Searching for Odell Harris

2006 - Chet Lott - Augustus Hill Records, on: Erased It

2007 - Michael Johnathon - Poetman, on: Walden: The Earth Song Collection

2007 - Matej Ptaszek/Lubos Bena - Tonstudio Rajchman, on: Sound from the Street

2007 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd - on: 10 Days Out (Blues from the Backroads) [Barnes & Noble Exclusive]

2007 - Richard Shindell - Richard Shindell, on: South of Delia

2008 - Oliver Buck & The New Madrids - Cuyahoga, on: Prodigal Son

2008 - B.B. King - Los Angeles CA - Geffen, on: One Kind Favor - B.B. King (v,g), Dr. John (p), Nathan East, Mike Elizondo (b), Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose (d,perc), Eugene "Snooky" Young, Darrell Leonard (tr), Ricky Woodard, Charles Owens II (ts), Ernie Fields, Jr. (bs), Jeffrey Clayton (as), Neil Larsen (org), Ira Nepus (tb), Johnny Lee Schell (g)

2009 - Carolina Chocolate Drops - Black Hen Music, on: Things About Comin' My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks

? - Jack Cooke

? - Hard Swimmin Fish - on: Ain't It Hard

? - Bennett Harris - on: Ragged & Dirty

TOP see also: Come On In My Kitchen (same melody)
Version Mississippi Sheiks:
Worked all the summer, and all the fall,
Just trying to find my little all in all.
But now she's gone, I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world.

Was in the spring, one summer day,
Just when she left me, she's gone to stay.
But now she's gone, I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world.

Don't you come here runnin', holdin' up your hand,
Can't get me a woman, quick as you get a man.
But now she's gone, I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world.

It have been days, I didn't know your name,
Why should I worry and pray in vain.
But now she's gone, I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world.

Went to the station, down in the yard,
Gonna get me a freight train, work done got hard.
But now she's gone, I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world.

The lonesome days, they have gone by,
Why should you beg me and say goodbye.
But now she's gone, I don't worry,
I'm sitting on top of the world.


Version Howlin' Wolf:
One summer day, she went away,
She gone and left me, she gone to stay.
But now she gone, and I don't worry.
'Cause I'm sitting on top of the world.

Worked all the summer, and worked all the fall,
I had to take my Christmas, in my overall.
But now she gone, and I don't worry,
Because I'm sitting on top of the world.

Goin' down to the freight yard, just to meet a freight train,
I'm gonna leave this town, well it's just got too hard.
But now she gone, and I don't worry,
Because I'm sitting on top of the world.

One summer day, she went away,
She gone and left me, she gone to stay.
But now she gone, and I don't worry,
'Cause I'm sitting on top of the world.