Charming Beauty Bright
 


Citation

“Charming Beauty Bright,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 16, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31424.


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Title

Charming Beauty Bright

Description

One leaf handwritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner was folded into the laminate. Page one of this document is missing. The informant citation follows the song text.

Subject

Ballads, English -- North Carolina Courtship -- Songs and music Lovesickness -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The First Girl I Courted, Seven Year Song, The Beauty, Beauty Bride

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

6/13/2008

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Manuscript

Transcription

Oh then I was struggling like a man that was slain
I scarce could be brought to my senses again
Crying O, O, O, O, the pain that I do hear
My true love is in the grave & I long to be there

And when I was brought to my senses again
I took pen & ink and wrote down the same
Come all true hearted lovers come pity pity me
Come pity my heart's fortune and my sad misery

I threw myself down all on the green grass
And xAx lay till my body was layed to the earth
Now all truehearted lovers that passes thereby
May know that is the place where John
Hanfield did die

Nov 18 1892 Ruth E Jones

Classification Title

Charming Beauty Bright

Informant

Ruth Emeline Jones [Mrs. R. E. Barnes], 1834-1924

Informant Note

Ruth Barnes mother of Elizabeth Deal and grandmother of Sue Campbell

Geographic Location

Taylorsville, Alexander County, North Carolina

Associated Date

1892-11-18

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 88 Randolph, 86 Cox, 103

Dimensions - Original

215 mm x 279 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-21

File name

113_CharmingBeautyBright

Transcription Date

2008-06-13

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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