Dark Hollow, Lyric Variant 02
 


Citation

“Dark Hollow, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 29, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31461.


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Title

Dark Hollow, Lyric Variant 02

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

Folk songs--United States
Unrequited love--Songs and music
Lovesickness--Songs and music
Courtship--Songs and music

Alternative Title

East Virginia Blues

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Dark Hollow

I wish I was in some dark hollow
Where the sun don't never shine.
To think you would be some other man's darling
To never more on earth be mine.

When I am asleep I am dreaming about you,
And when I'm awake I see no rest.
Every moment seems like an hour.
But Oh, these pains across my breast!

I used to live in East Virginia.
South Carolina was my home.
There I courted a fair little lady,
But her name I did not know.

Her hair was of some dark brown color,
And her cheeks were rosy red.
On her breast she wore white lilies.
I wish to the lord thI was dead.

I wish I was on some foreign Island
Where the sun don't never shine
To think you would be some other man's darling
To nver more on earth be mine.

Scholarly Classification

Randolph, 676 [partial]

File name

113_DarkHollow_Lyric_02

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