Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 01


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Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 01


One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner, the lower right corner, and the lower left corner were folded into the laminate. There is a minor tear at the upper left edge. There are stains of unknown origin throughout the document. The document was vertically folded in half. There is a note handwritten in pencil at the upper right corner. There are three textual corrections handwritten in pencil. The informant citation follows the song text.


Folk songs -- North Carolina Friendship -- Songs and music Farewells -- Songs and music


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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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.


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.

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Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 01

Document Title

Faithful Friend


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

Geographic Location

Rutherwood, Watauga County, North Carolina

Alternate Geographic Location

Caldwell County, North Carolina

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 687

Dimensions - Original

213 mm x 274 mm

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Paul L. Robertson

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