Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 02
 


Citation

“Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 29, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31506.


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Title

Faithful Friend, Lyric Variant 02

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--United States Friendship--Songs and music
Farewells--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,
When life's dark hours were turned to life,
My sorrowed heart set free,
And ever since that time you've been
A faithful friend to me.

Cho.
It matters not where'er I roam,
Wherever you may be,
If ever I have had a friend,
You've been that friend to me.

One bright look from your blue eyes,
Dispells a cloud of strife,
And sends its rays of sunshine down,
My wearied path of life,
I now look back upon the past,
Across life's stormy sea,
And smile to think amid life's scene,
You've been that friend to me.
Cho.

The time has come that we must part,
I give this ring to thee,
I place it on thy finger dear,
That you may think of me,
Here's my hand and here's my heart,
I give them both to thee,
And if I never more come back,
I hope you'll think of me.
Cho.

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 687

File name

113_FaithfulFriend_Lyric_02

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