Girl I Left Behind Me, Lyric Variant 01, Copy 01
 


Citation

“Girl I Left Behind Me, Lyric Variant 01, Copy 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 23, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31549.


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Title

Girl I Left Behind Me, Lyric Variant 01, Copy 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

Ballads, English
Courtship--Songs and music
Betrothal--Songs and music
Migrant workers--Songs and music

Alternative Title

Maggie Walker, The Maid I Left Behind, The Tennessee Girl, My Parents Reared Me Tenderly

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

Greer, I. G. (Isaac Garfield), 1881-1967

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Till the Evening of life cherish the Rememberance of a friend..

Jane. Eller.

The Girl I left behind..
1

(1)
My parents raised me tenderly they
Had no child but me. my mind was
bent on gambling with them it did not
agree so I became a roving son it
grieves my heart full sore I left
My aged parents dear to see them
never more.
(2)
There was a welthy gentleman
Who then lived in those parts he
Had a lovely daughter and I had
gained her heart and she was noble
minded to haughty full and fair
with Cloumbus fairest daughter
She truly would compair.
(3)
I told her my intention was quite
soon to cross the main I said will
you be faithful till I return a
gain

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Older Ballads - Mostly British - 145 Randolph, 64 Laws, P 1 Cox, 85 Combs, 111 Sharp, 96

File name

113_GirlILeftBehindMe_Lyric_01_copy_ocr

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