Daemon Lover, Lyric Variant 06


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Daemon Lover, Lyric Variant 06


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.


Ballads, English
Adultery--Songs and music
Ocean travel--Songs and music

Alternative Title

The House Carpenter (Said an Old True Love)


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University


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







Spatial Coverage


Forsaken House Carpenter

If you will forsake your house Carpenter.
And go away with me.
Ill take youn whewr the grass grows green.
On the banks of the sweet Enoree.

Or who will shoe my babys feet.
Who will glove its feet.
Or who will kiss its sweet little lips
When you are in a far off land.

She went away and dressed herself.
Most beautiful to behold.
And she rode through the town.
And shined like reverand gold.

She hadent been gone but about tow days.
Im sure it was not three.
Till she began to weep she wept and moaned.
She wept most bitterly.

Oh is it for my gold xforx you weep xerx
Or is it for my store.
Or is it for your your House Carpenter.
Whose face I'll see no more?

Its xisx not for your gold I weep.
Nor neither for your store.
But it is for my sweet little babe.
Whose faceIll see no more.

She hadent been gone but about three days.
Im surw it was not foure.
Till she sprang from the ship into the deep blue sea.
And sank for to rise no more.

Arthur K, Moore.


Arthur K. Moore, 1899-1982

Informant Note

student of Dr. Greer

Scholarly Classification

Child, 243 Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 40

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