Take This Letter to My Mother. Lyric Variant 01
 


Citation

Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907, “Take This Letter to My Mother. Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed April 19, 2024, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31874.


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Title

Take This Letter to My Mother. Lyric Variant 01

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
Mothers and sons--Songs and music
Letters--Songs and music
Prayers--Songs and music

Creator

Hays, Will. S. (William Shakespeare), 1837-1907

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Contributor

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

Format

PDF
Song texts

Language

English

Type

Text

Spatial Coverage

Transcription

Take this letter too my
mother far a cross the Deep
Blue sea it will fill her heart
With pleasure she'll be glad
to here from me
how she wept when last we
parted ah her heart was
filled with pain when she
said good By God Bless You
we may never meet a gain
2 take this letter to my mother
it will fill her heart with
joy tell her that her prayers
are answered God protects
her rambling Boy
tell her to Be glad and
thankful pray for me wher'er
I roam and E Er long I'll
turn my footsteps Back
toward my Dear old home

Associated Date

1877

File name

113_TakeThisLetterToMyMother_Lyric_01

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