North Carolina Hills (West Virginia Hills)
 


Citation

King, Amanda Ellen (Ruddell), 1846-1927 and King, David H., “North Carolina Hills (West Virginia Hills),” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed December 7, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31918.


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Title

North Carolina Hills (West Virginia Hills)

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

North Carolina--Songs and music
Mountains--Songs and music

Creator

King, Amanda Ellen (Ruddell), 1846-1927
King, David H.

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

The North Carolina Hills.

1. Oh the North Carolina hills! How majestic and how grand.
With their summits bath’d in glory, Like our Prince Immanuel’s
land!
Is it any wonder then, That my heart with rapture thrills,
As I stand once more with lov’d ones On those North Carolina
hills?

CHORUS

Oh the hills, beautiful hills, How I love those North Carolina
hills. If o’er sea or land I roam, Still I think of happy
home And the friends among the North Carolina hills.

2. Oh, the North Carolina hills! Where my girlhood hours were pass’d
Where I often wandered lonely, And the future tried to cast.
Many are our visions bright, Which the future ne’er fulfills.
But how sunny were my day-dreams On those North Carolina hills!

3. Oh the North Carolina hills! How unchang’d they seem to stand.
With their summits pointed sky-ward, To the great almighty’s
land!
Many changes I can see, Which my heart with sadness fills.
But no changes can be noticed In those North Carolina hills!

4. Oh, ye North Carolina hills! I must bid you now a-dieu.
In my home beyond the mountains I shall ever dream of you.
In the ev-ning time of life, If my father only wills,
shall still behold the vision Of those North Carolina hills!

Associated Date

1879

File name

113_WestVirginiaHills

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