Molly Darling
 


Citation

“Molly Darling,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 1, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31720.


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Title

Molly Darling

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
Farewells--Songs and music
Love--Songs and music

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Mollie Darling.

Wont you tell me ,Mollie darling,
That you love none else but me?
For I love you,Mollie darling
You are all the world to me.
Tell me darling that yu love me.
Put your little hand in mine.
Take my heart sweet Mollie darling
Say that you will give me thine.

Chorus:
Mollie, fairest, sweetest, dearest,
Look up darling, tell me this:
Do you love me Mollie darling?
Let your answer be a kiss.

Stars are shining, Mollie darling
Through the mistic vale of night.
They seem laughing, Mollie darling,
While fair Luna gives us light.
No one listens but the flowers
While they bow their heads in shame.
They are modest, Mollie darling,
When they hear me call your name.

I must leave you, Mollie darling,
Though the parting gives me pain.
When the stars shine, Mollie darling
I will meet you here again.
Goodnight, Mollie, Goodbye, loved one,
Happy may you ever be.
When you’re dreaming, Mollie darling,
Don’t forget to dream of me’.

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Additional Songs - 708/709

File name

113_MollyDarling

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