Father, Dear Father, Come with Me Now, Lyric Variant 01
 


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“Father, Dear Father, Come with Me Now, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 30, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31520.


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Title

Father, Dear Father, Come with Me Now, Lyric Variant 01

Description

One leaf typewritten in blue ink on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a major tear at the lower left edge. There are staple holes at the upper left corner. There are several textual corrections handwritten in black ink.

Subject

Popular music -- United States Folk songs -- United States Alcoholism -- Songs and music Fathers -- Songs and music Children, Death -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Father, Dear Father, Come Home with Me Now

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/1/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Father, Dear Father, Come Home

Father dear father come home with me now,
The clock in the steeple strikes one.
You said you were coming
Right home from the shop
As soon as your days work was done.
The fire is all gone out the house is all dark,
And mamma's been watching since tea
With poor brother Bennie so sick in her arms
And no one to help her but me.
Please papa dear papa come home

Papa, dear papa, come home with me now,
The clock in the steeple strikes two.
The night has grown colder
And Bennie is worse but he has been calling
For you
Indeed he is worse, mamma says he must die
Perhaps before morning shall dawn.
And this is the message she sent me to bring
Come, quickly, or he will be gone.
Please papa, dear papa come home.

Papa, dear papa, come home with me now
The clock in the steeple strikes three.
The night is so lonely the hours so long
For poor weeping mother and me.
Yes, we are alone, poor Bennie is dead
And gone with the angels of light.
And these were the very last words he said
I want to kiss papa good to night
Please papa, dear papa, come home.

Classification Title

Father, Dear Father, Come with Me Now, Lyric Variant 01

Document Title

Father, Dear Father, Come Home

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Drink and Gambling Songs - 24 Randolph, 308

Dimensions - Original

216 mm x 237 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_FatherDearFather_Lyric_01_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-05-30

Transcribed By

Susan G. Pepper

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