Battleship Maine (II), Sheet Music 03
This item is part of the I. G. Greer Folksong Collection which consists of more than 300 individual song titles and their variants as collected by Isaac Garfield Greer (1881-1967) from informants, primarily in Ashe, Wilkes and Watauga counties. The collection includes manuscripts, typescript transcriptions produced by Dr. Greer’s clerical staff, and handwritten musical notations. Songs range from traditional Child Ballads, traditional English and Scottish ballads as well as their American variants, to 19th century popular music to musical compositions of local origin.
Popular music--United States
Maine (Battleship No. ACR-1)--Songs and music
Spanish-American War, 1898--Songs and music
Patriotism--Songs and music
Love--Songs and music
My Sweetheart Went Down on the Maine, The Gallant Sailor
W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University
Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967
The Battleship Maine
Once I had a sweetheart, noble, brave, and true.
fearless as the sunrise, gentle as the dew
We had loved and waited, he had named the day.
We had pledged to wed each other in the month of May. We had pledged to wed each other
in the month of May. Out on the high seas he sailed
under the Red, white & Blue. Faithful to country & home