My Dearest Dear, Lyric Variant 02
 


Citation

“My Dearest Dear, Lyric Variant 02,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 27, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31725.


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Title

My Dearest Dear, Lyric Variant 02

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

Alternative Title

I Love You Well

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

There is a secret in my heart
A letter sealed with gold
There is a secret in my heart
A letter sealed with gold

A letter sealed with gold my love
Remember what I say
You are the girl that I
Love best until my dying day

The crow is so black my love
Altho it may turn white
If ever I prove false to you
Bright day shall turn to night
[ditto marks]
My love remember what
I say you are the girl
that I love best until
my dying day.

File name

113_MyDearestDear_Lyric_02

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