Moulines Maria
 


Citation

“Moulines Maria,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 29, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31721.


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Title

Moulines Maria

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, English--United States
Betrayal--Songs and music
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)--Songs and music
Unrequited love--Songs and music

Alternative Title

Maria, 'Twas Near a Thicket's Calm Retreat, Sterne's Maria

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Moulines Maria
It was near a thickets calm retreat,
Under a poplar tree
Maria chose her wretched seat,
To mourn her sorrows free.

Her lovely form was sweet to view,
As dawn at opening day
But ah! she mourned her love untrue,
And wept her cares away.

The brook flowed gently at her feet,
In murmur smooth a long!
Her pipe which once she tuned most sweet,
Had now forgot its song.

No more to charm the vale she tries,
For grief has filled her breast
Those joys which once she used to prize,
But loved has robbed her rest.

Poor hapless maid who can behold,
Thy sorrows so severe
And hear thy lovelorn story told,
Without a falling tear.

Maria luckless maid adieu,
Thy sorrows soon must cease!
For heaven will take a maid so true,
To everlasting peace.

File name

113_MoulinesMaria

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