Take This Letter to My Mother. Lyric Variant 01
 


Citation

William Shakespeare Hays [Will Hays], 1837-1907, “Take This Letter to My Mother. Lyric Variant 01,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 16, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31874.


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Title

Take This Letter to My Mother. Lyric Variant 01

Description

Two leaves of lined paper handwritten in pencil on the front sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated, with the leaves side by side. The upper left corner of the first leaf was folded into the laminate. There is lamination-related creasing on the document. There are stains of unknown origin throughout the document. The document was folded horizontally into thirds, possibly for mailing.

Subject

Popular music -- United States Mothers and sons Letters -- Songs and music Prayers -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

None

Creator

William Shakespeare Hays [Will Hays], 1837-1907

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

8/18/2008

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Manuscript

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

Classification Title

Take This Letter to My Mother, Lyric Variant 01

Alternate Geographic Location

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Associated Date

1877

Dimensions - Original

128 mm x 199 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-30

File name

113_TakeThisLetterToMyMother_Lyric_01

Transcription Date

2006-09-20

Transcribed By

Sarah C. Tonkin

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