Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Lyric Variant 01
 


Citation

Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907, “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed February 24, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31687.


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Title

Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Lyric Variant 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

Popular music--United States
Loneliness--Songs and music
Death--Songs and music
Enslaved persons--Songs and music

Alternative Title

Little Old Log Cabin in the Land

Creator

Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Transcription

Log Cabin.

Yes I am getting old and feeble
And I cannot work no more
And my work upon this earth is nearly done
Old mosses and old missus they are
sleeping side by side,
And my friends have crolsed the ribber
one by one.

Chorus
Weep darkys weep, weep darkys
weep. For those good old times will nebber
come again
And we weep for the happy voices that we
fondly used to hear,
In de little old log cabin in de lane

2nd
Yet I’de totter to my cabin
And I’de try to sing a song
And my good old wife she’d wander by my side
Our little home was humble,
But happiness was there
Twa’s the sweetest spot in all this world
so wide

3rd
Yes I aint got long to stay hear,
But what little time I got,
I’ll try and be contented to remain
For tho angels they will lead me
When my time has come to go
From my little old log cabin in the lane

Informant

Emma, Ellis

Other Name(s)

Willy

Associated Date

1871

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 702

File name

113_LittleOldLogCabin_Lyric_01

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