In the Pines, Where the Sun Never Shines, Lyric Variant 02


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In the Pines, Where the Sun Never Shines, Lyric Variant 02


This text is an amalgamation of both "In the Pines, Where the Sun Never Shines" and "The Lover's Lament". One leaf, typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition.The document was laminated.
The lower left corner was folded into the laminate. There is a minor tear at the lower left edge. There are minor stains of unknown origin throughout the document. The informant citation follows the song text.


Folk songs -- North Carolina Ballads, English -- United States Ballads, Irish -- United States Unrequited love -- Songs and music Birds -- Songs and music Grief -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Lonesome Dove. In the Pines. The Pines. There's More Than One. Mobiline. The Lonesome Pine. With Feeling. Pretty Polly. Handsome Molly. Stinging Bee. Little Molly. Black-Eyed Mary. Loving Hannah. Loving Hanner. The Irish Girl


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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The Lonsome Dove.

Oh dont you see that lonsome dove.
That flys from pine to pine.
Its morning for its own true love.
And why not mourn for mine my true love?
And why not mourn for mine?
Do you remember the day that you gave me your heart?
And vowed to me that if ever you marrid I should be your girl.
But now you have broken all those vows just marry who you please,
While this pore aching heart most dead.
You are living at your ease my love.
You are living at your ease.
You slighted me once you slighted me twice.
You will never slight me any more.
Though you slighted me for another girl.
and now you may take her and go my love.
Oh darling darling do hush up.
I hate to here you cry.
For the best of friends they have to part.
And so do you and I my love and so do you and I.
Look up look down this lonsomeroad.
Hang down your head and cry.
Ill fly to the east Ill fly to the west.
Ill will fly in the arms of the one I lovebest.

Mrs. Alice Cook.

Classification Title

In the Pines, Where the Sun Never Shines, Lyric Variant 02

Document Title

The Lonsome Dove


Mrs. Alice Cook [Sarah Alice Sherrill], 1867-1937

Geographic Location

Rutherwood, Watauga County, North Carolina

Alternate Geographic Location

Caldwell County, North Carolina

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Folk Lyric - 283

Dimensions - Original

212 mm x 279 mm

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Leila E. Weinstein

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