Come Dearest, the Daylight is Gone


Henry Brinley Richards, 1817-1885, “Come Dearest, the Daylight is Gone,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 18, 2022,

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Come Dearest, the Daylight is Gone


One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There are lamination-related creases at the top edge of the document. The lower right corner was folded into the laminate. There is a moderate tear at the right top edge. There are two moderate tears at the upper right edge. There are numerous textual corrections; handwritten in pencil. There is a notation handwritten in pencil at the upper right corner. The informant citation follows the song text.


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Henry Brinley Richards, 1817-1885


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The Daylight Is Gone

Come, dearest, the daylight is gone,
And the stars are unvailing to thee,
Come, wander my loved one, alone,
If alone thou canst call it with me.
Let us go where the wild flowers bloom,
Amid the soft dews of the night,
Where the orange dispells its perfume,
And the rose speaks of love and of life.

Come, dearest, I must so soon leave thee,
To wander mid strangers alone,
When at eve thy sweet smiles can not greet me,
Nor thy gentle voice at morn.
But, Oh, ‘twill be sweet to remember,
Although I am far, far from thee,
That the hand of faith can’t sever,
My lasting affections for thee.

Mrs. Alice Cook

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Come Dearest, the Daylight is Gone

Document Title

The Daylight is Gone


Mrs. Alice Cook [Sarah Alice Sherrill], 1867-1937

Geographic Location

Rutherwood, Watauga County, North Carolina

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Caldwell County, North Carolina. Carmarthen. Carmarthenshire. Wales

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203 mm x 272 mm

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Paul L. Robertson