Billy Grimes the Drover, 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.
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Billy Grimes, Billie Grimes, the Drover
W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University
Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967
Billy Grimes, The Drover.
To morrow morn I'm sweet sixteen, and Billy Grimes the
rover has popped the question to me Ma, and wants to be my
lover, To morrow morn he says Mamma, he's
coming bright and early, To take a pleasant trip with me a-
cross the fields of barley.