Take This Letter to My Mother, Lyric Variant 01, Copy
 


Citation

William Shakespeare Hays [Will Hays], 1837-1907, “Take This Letter to My Mother, Lyric Variant 01, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 16, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31875.


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Title

Take This Letter to My Mother, Lyric Variant 01, Copy

Description

One leaf of lined paper handwritten in black ink on both sides. The document is in good physical condition. The document was removed from a bound volume. There is minor fraying along the left edge. The document was laminated. The document "Baggage Coach Ahead," Variant 1, Page 1 is located on the reverse side.

Subject

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

5/15/2007

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 to my mother far across
the deep blue sea,
It will fill her heart with pleasure she'll
be glad to hear from me.
How she wept when last we parted
oh her heart was pierced with pain
When she said, "Good bye God bless you
we may never meet again."

"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 foot steps
back toward my dear old home."

Classification Title

Take This Letter to My Mother, Lyric Variant 01, Copy

Alternate Geographic Location

Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky

Associated Date

1877

Dimensions - Original

201 mm x 250 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-30

File name

113_TakeThisLetterToMyMother_Lyric_01_copy

Transcription Date

2006-10-31

Transcribed By

Sarah C. Tonkin

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