Go Ask Poppa
 


Citation

“Go Ask Poppa,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 1, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31552.


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Title

Go Ask Poppa

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
Courtship--Songs and music
Unrequited love--Songs and music
Fathers and daughters--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

Go Ask Poppa


Her face so fair,
Her form divine,
He whispered low,
Sweetheart, be mine.

Go ask Poppa,
The maiden said.
He knew quite well
Poppa was dead,

He knew the life
Poppa had led,
So he took his hat and fled
When the maiden said:

Go Ask Poppa.

File name

113_GoAskPoppa_ocr

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