Prisoner's Song, Sheet Music 01


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Prisoner's Song, Sheet Music 01


One leaf with preprinted staff lines handwritten in blue ink on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is lamination-realted creasing on the document. The lower left corner was folded into the laminate. There is a paper clip-related rust stain at the upper left corner. There is a stain of unknown origin at the right upper edge. There is a handwritten check mark at the lower right corner.


Folk songs, English -- United States Loneliness -- Songs and music Love -- Songs and music Prisoners -- Songs and music Ships -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

Meet Me Tonight by the Moon-Light. Here's Adieu to All Judges and Juries. Meet Me in the Moonlight. Meet Me by the Moonlight. Meet Me Tonight. I Have a Ship on the Ocean. I Had a Little Ship. Sweet Lulur. New Jail


W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

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I. G. Greer


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Musical notation, English


Sheet music


The Prisoner's Song.

Oh, I wish I had someone to love me,
some one to call me their own.
Oh, I wish I had someone to live with
for I'm tired of living a lone.

Classification Title

Prisoner's Song, Sheet Music 01

Document Title

The Prisoner's Song

Scholarly Classification

Brown, Songs of Prisoners and Tramps - 350 Randolph. 746 Combs. 192

Dimensions - Original

204 mm x 47 mm

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Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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