Carrier Dove
 


Citation

Maffitt, J. N., “Carrier Dove,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed September 30, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31415.


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Title

Carrier Dove

Subject

Popular music -- United States Love -- Songs and music Imprisonment -- Songs and music White pigeons -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Spirit Bird

Creator

Maffitt, J. N.

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Fly Away Sweet Dove

Fly away to my native land, sweet dove.
Fly away to my native land,
And hear those lines to the lady I love,
I've traced with a feeble hand

Oh, fly to her bower and say, sweet dove,
That the chain of the tyrant
Is over me now.
I never can mount my steed again
With the helmet upon my brown.
No solace I feel in my dungeon
Except when your voice is heard,
And you beat the bars
With your snowy wings.
Then fly to her bower sweet dove

She marvels much at my long delay,
Or perhaps your voice she hath heard.
She may have thought I have
Falsly strayed.
Then fly to her bower, sweet dove.
I can live in my dungeon
And waste away youth,
I can fall at the conquerer's sound.
But I cannot endure
Should she doubt my truth,
Then fly to her bower sweet dove.

Classification Title

Carrier Dove

Document Title

Fly Away Sweet Dove

Associated Date

1841

File name

113_CarrierDove_ocr

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