Ossian's Serenade, Copy
 


Citation

Dodge, Ossian E. (Ossian Euclid), 1820-1876, “Ossian's Serenade, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed November 27, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31781.


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Title

Ossian's Serenade, Copy

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 I'll rove.
I'll gather the cocoa's cup for its wine,
And haste to thee if thou'lt be mine.

Chorus:
I'll chase the antelope over the plain.
The tiger's cub, I'll bind with a chain.
And the wild gazelle with its silvery feet,
I'll give thee for a playmate sweet.

I'll climb the plain for the bird's nest
Red peas I'll gather to deck thy breast.
For should we linger another day,
Storms may arise and love decay.
Oh come with me in my light canoe,
When the sea is calm and the sky is blue,
And do not tarry another day
Or storms nay arise and love decay.

Associated Date

1850

File name

113_OssiansSerenade_Copy_ocr

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