Dream of the Miner's Child
 


Citation

“Dream of the Miner's Child,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed January 29, 2023, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31480.


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Title

Dream of the Miner's Child

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
Dreams--Songs and music
Fathers and daughters--Songs and music
Warnings--Songs and music
Miners--Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

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Transcription

Dream of the Miners Child

(1) A miner was leaving his home far his work
When he heard his little child scream he went to
the side of the little girld bed oh daddy I've
had such a dream

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Oh daddy dont work in the mines today
for dreams have so often come true oh
dady my daddy dont go away I never could
live with outyou.

(2) I dreamed that the mines were all steaming
with fire the men all fought for their lives
just then the steam changed and the mouth
of the mines were covered with sweet hearts
and wines.

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(3) Her daddy then smiling and spope[?] in her
face was turning away from her side but
throwing her small arms around daddys neck
gave him a kiss and then cried.

(4) Go down to the village and tell your
dear friends as sure as the bright
stars do shine theres something going
to happen today oh daddy don't go
to the mines

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Mr Greer- dont guess you can read this I
had to write it in a hurry - Ruth Grogan.

Scholarly Classification

Randolph, 859

File name

113_DreamOfTheMinersChild

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