I Once Had a Heart
 


Citation

“I Once Had a Heart,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 16, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31586.


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Title

I Once Had a Heart

Description

One leaf of lined paper, handwritten in black ink on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. The document was laminated. The informant citation follows the song text. The document "Father" is located at the top of the leaf.

Subject

Folk songs -- North Carolina Heart -- Songs and music Lovesickness -- Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

7/24/2008

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

Manuscript

Transcription

Father

Verse 1`
F. is for the fireside Smokes together
A. is all that he has given me
T. is for all the times we have had together
H. is for his heartstrings made of gold
E. is for the Eyes now growing dimmer
R. is right and Square He's been with me
Put it all to gather it spells “father”
the best friend and xallx pal a man can be

I Once had a heart
and it was true
It has left me & gone to you
now you must take care of it as I have done
for you have too & I have none
So tell me darling if you love me
it would cure my aking heart
for from sorrow it is breaking
to think we too so far apart.

Written By
James W. Martin

Classification Title

I Once Had a Heart

Informant

James W. Martin, 1882-1967

Geographic Location

Millers Creek, Wilkes County, North Carolina

Dimensions - Original

195 mm x 250 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_IOnceHadAHeart

Transcription Date

2008-07-22

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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