Little Sparrow, Lyric Variant 01
 


Citation

“Little Sparrow, Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 28, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31693.


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Title

Little Sparrow, 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

Folk songs--United States
Birds--Songs and music
Sadness--Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Warning, Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies, Come All Ye Fair and Tender Ladies

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

I Wish I Was a Little Swallow

I wish I was a little swallow,
I wish that I had wings to fly,
I’d fly away to some dark hollow,
And there I’d pass my troubles by.

But as it is, I am no swallow,
I have no wings with whitch to fly.
So I’ll sit right here in grief and sorrow,
And pass my troubles by.

Scholarly Classification

Brown. Folk Lyric - 254 Randolph. 73 Cox. 140 Combs. 188 Sharp. 118

File name

113_LittleSparrow_Lyric_01_ocr

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