Ossian's Serenade
 


Citation

Dodge, Ossian E. (Ossian Euclid), 1820-1876, “Ossian's Serenade,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 29, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31780.


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Title

Ossian's Serenade

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

Popular music--United States
Love--Songs and music
Animals--Songs and music

Creator

Dodge, Ossian E. (Ossian Euclid), 1820-1876

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Text

Transcription

Antelope Song.

Oh come with me in my little canoe.
Where the sea is calm and the sky is blue.
Oh come with me for i long to go.
To those isles where the mango apples grow.
Oh come with me and be my love.
For the jungle depths Ill rove.
Ill gather the cocoas cup for its wine.
And hast to thee thou'lt be mine.

Chorus.

Ill chase the Antelope over the plan.
The tigers cub, Ill bind with a chain.
And the wild gazelle with its silvery feet.
Ill give thee for a playmate sweet.

Ill climb the plain for the bias nest.
Red peas Ill gather to deck thy brest.
For should we linger another day.
*Storms may arise and love decay.

Unfinished.
Mrs. Alice Cook.

A.K.M.

Oh come with me in my light canoe.
When the sea is calm and the sky blue.
And do not tarry another day.
Or storms may arrise and love decay.
(Finished)

Informant

Sarah Alice Sherrill [Mrs. Alice Cook], 1867-1937

Associated Date

1850

File name

113_OssiansSerenade_ocr

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