Charming Beauty Bright
 


Citation

“Charming Beauty Bright,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 30, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31424.


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Title

Charming Beauty Bright

Description

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.

Subject

Ballads, English
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

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

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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

Informant

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

Informant Note

Ruth Barnes mother of Elizabeth Deal and grandmother of Sue Campbell

Associated Date

1892-11-18

Scholarly Classification

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

File name

113_CharmingBeautyBright

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