Mason's Daughter
 


Citation

“Mason's Daughter,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 1, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31718.


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Title

Mason's Daughter

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
Marriage proposals-- Songs and music
Love--Songs and music
Freemasonry--Songs and music

Alternative Title

The Freemason's Daughter

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

A Mason's Daughter

A Mason’s daughter fair and young,
The pride of all the virgin throng,
Thus to her lover said,
Though, Damon, I your flame approve,
Your actions praise, your person love,
Yet still I’ll live a maid.

None shall unite my virgin one,
But one to whom the secret’s known,
Of famed free masonry,
In which the great and good combine,
To raise, with generous design,
Man to felicity.

The lodge excludes the fox and fool,
The plodding knave, and party fool,
That liberty would sell,
The nobel, faithful, and the brave,
No golden charms can ever deceive,
In slavery to dwell.

This said, he bowed, and went away,
Reply was made without delay,
Returned to her again,
The fair one granted his request,
Connubial joys their days have blest,
And may they ever remain.

File name

113_MasonsDaughter

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