Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 01
 


Citation

“Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 1, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31505.


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Title

Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 01

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
Friendship--Songs and music
Farewells--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

Transcription

Faithful, Friend.

My Bark Of life was tossing down.
The troubled sea of time.
When first I saw your smiling face.
When youth was in its prime.
Then lifes dark hours were turned to life.
My sorrowed heart set free.
And ever since that time youv been .
A faithful friend to me.

Chorus,

It matters not where ere I roam .
Where ever you may be .
If ever I have had a friend.
Youve been that friend to me.

One bright look from your blue eys.Dispeels a cloud of strife
And sends its rays of sunshine downe.
My wearied path of life.
I now look back upon the pst.
Across lifes stormey sea.
And smile to think amid lifes scene.
Youv been thatbfriend to me.

Chours .

The time has come that we must part.
I give this ring to the.
I place it on thy finger dear.
That you may think of me.
Hers my hand and hers my heart .
I give them boath to the.
And if I never more come back,
I hope youl think of me.
Mrs Alice Cook.

Informant

Sarah Alice Sherrill [Mrs. Alice Cook], 1867-1937

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 687

File name

113_FaithfulFriend_Lyric_01_ocr

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