Father, Dear Father, Come with Me Now, Sheet Music 02
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.
Popular music--United States
Alcoholism--Songs and music
Fathers--Songs and music
Children--Death--Songs and music
Father, Dear Father, Come Home
W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University
Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967
Father, Dear Father, Come Home With me now.
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 gone out, the house is all dark & Mama's been watching since
tea with poor Brother Bennie so sick in her arms and
no one to help her but me.