Dark Hollow, Lyric Variant 02


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Dark Hollow, Lyric Variant 02


One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner, the upper right corner, and the lower left corner were folded into the laminate. There is a significant tear at the middle right edge. The document is a carbon duplicate.


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

Alternative Title

East Virginia Blues


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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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.

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Dark Hollow, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

Dark Hollow

Scholarly Classification

Randolph, 676 [partial]

Dimensions - Original

217 mm x 358 mm

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Paul L. Robertson