Jack and Maye, Copy
 


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“Jack and Maye, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 19, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31618.


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Title

Jack and Maye, Copy

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in excellent physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner was folded into the laminate.

Subject

Folk songs -- United States Courtship -- Songs and music Quarreling -- Songs and music Lovesickness -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Jack and May. Let Us Be Lovers Again

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

8/19/2008

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

Typescript

Transcription

Jack and Maye.

Jack and Maye, swe thearts were they,
And they were engaged to be wed.
Many the promise they had made,
Many the love word had said.
But as lovers do, they quarreled one day.
She bade him not come any more.
She brought him his hat, he started away,
But lingered to say at the door:

Chorus

Tie up those old broken cords,
And let us be lovers again.
For you know that I love you darling.
To part from you gives me pain.
Remember the vows of long ago,
That faithful, we would not forget.
So let us forget, and make up, my pet-
Make up and be lovers again.

Years rolled by and neither were wed,
Still all of his pleadings were vain.
But one bright day poor Jack was found dead.
'Twas all of her bridals disdain,
Two lives have been wrecked-
She loved but too late-she goes to his grave every day.
She can't tell you why, but seems 'tis her fate,
The wind seems to whisper and say:

Cho.

Classification Title

Jack and Maye, Copy

Document Title

Jack and Maye

Dimensions - Original

218 mm x 357 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-16

File name

113_JackAndMaye_copy_ocr

Transcription Date

2008-08-19

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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