Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Lyric Variant 01
 


Citation

William Shakespeare Hays [Will Hays], 1837-1907, “Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 28, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31687.


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Title

Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Lyric Variant 01

Description

One leaf handwritten in black ink on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The lower left corner was folded into the laminate. There is a moderate tear at the left upper edge and a minor tear at the right upper edge. There is a moderate tear at the middle right edge and a minor tear at the lower right edge. There is a moderate tear at the middle left edge. The upper left corner is frayed. There is staining of an unknown origin throughout the document. The document was folded horizontally into quarters, possibly for mailing. The document is located on the reverse side of "The Old Folks at Home." The informant citation is located at the upper right corner of the latter.

Subject

Popular music -- United States Loneliness -- Songs and music Death -- Songs and music Slavery -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Little Old Log Cabin in the Land

Creator

William Shakespeare Hays [Will Hays], 1837-1907

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/8/2007

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

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

Classification Title

Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane, Lyric Variant 01

Document Title

Log Cabin

Informant

Emma, Ellis

Other Name(s)

Willy

Alternate Geographic Location

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Associated Date

1871

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 702

Dimensions - Original

191 mm x 316 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-09

File name

113_LittleOldLogCabin_Lyric_01

Transcription Date

2006-11-15

Transcribed By

Sarah C. Tonkin

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