Went to See My Girl, Copy
 


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None, “Went to See My Girl, Copy,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 26, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31917.


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Title

Went to See My Girl, Copy

Description

One leaf with preprinted staff lines: handwritten in carbon on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. The upper left corner was torn from the document. There is a minor tear at the right upper edge. There are two minor tears at the left edge. There is a paper clip rust stain at the left upper edge. There is a boxed "A" stamped in blue ink at the upper left corner. There is also a date stamped in black ink beneath the document title. There is a handwritten check mark following the musical notations. There is also an editorial comment handwritten in pencil following the musical notations. The document is a carbon duplicate.

Subject

Folk songs: American Courtship -- Songs and music Unrequited love -- Songs and music Letters -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

None

Creator

None

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/16/2007

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

Typescript

Transcription

WENT TO SEE MY GIRL

I went to see my girl last night,
She looked most scornful.
I ask her to marry me, she would not marry me.
I begged and I pled till almost dawn of day,
Waiting for an answer, kind miss, what will you say?
If I have to answer I will take a single life,
I never thought it suited to be your wife.

In about three weeks or later this lady’s mind did change,
She wrote him a letter, kind sir, I am ashamed.
He wrote her another, sent it back in speed.
I once loved you, darling, I once loved you dear,
But now I have another I court both night and day.
And some lovely river bank, I throw you away,
And some lonely river bank, I haven’t long to stay.
I’ve lost my own true lover and now I am going away,
Then came a little bird through every bush and vine,
My pleasures would be doubled if you were only mine.

Document Title

Went to See My Girl

Dimensions - Original

217 mm x 280 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_WentToSeeMyGirl_Copy

Transcription Date

2006-10-06

Transcribed By

Sarah C. Tonkin

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