Death of the Infidel's Daughter


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Death of the Infidel's Daughter


One half leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner and the lower left corner were folded into the laminate. There is minor fraying along the bottom edge. The document was folded horizontally into halves. There is a note handwritten in green ink at the upper right corner. The document is a carbon duplicate.


Folk songs Death -- Songs and music Salvation -- Christianity -- Songs and music Fathers and daughters -- Songs and music Hell -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Infidel's Daughter


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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For Owen Mills

Death of The Infidels Daughter
(Tune-After the battle mother)

Father I am surely dying, fainter and fainter grows my breathe
And the sharp pains Oh my father, can they be the sting of death,
I am going Oh my father, with the lost ones to dwell,
Oh my father why did you tell me, that there was no burning hell.

Father I have trusted in you, I believed as you believed,
I have never never doubted, but I've been so deceived,
This creed here that we have followed, may be alright to live by
But I really can't believe it, now that I have come to die.

Farewell father you'll remember, while my soul is in the flame
But tho you'll not forget me father, for you know you've been to blame.

Oh, my father don't believe it, Oh I see the firey flame,
Father when I am in torment, don't forget you've been to blame,
Just remember what I've told you, Oh I know that it is hell,
I can hear the lost ones wailing, and I am going there to dwell,

In the years to come remember, that through you my soul was damned
It will be brought up against you, at the judgement as you stand,
Now goodbye for I am dying, going with the lost to dwell,
May this prove to you a warning, God forgive you now farewell.

(How about this for a tear jerker?)

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Death of the Infidel's Daughter

Document Title

Death of the Infidels Daughter

Other Name(s)

Owen Mills, 1821-1892

Alternate Geographic Location

Lost Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee, New Garden, Guilford County, North Carolina, Dairy, Washington County, Oregon

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211 mm x 175 mm

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Susan G. Pepper

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