West Virginia Hills
 


Citation

Ellen Rudell King, 1846-, David H. King, “West Virginia Hills,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 18, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31918.


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Title

West Virginia Hills

Description

Rewrite of the West Virginia state song to make the text applicable to North Carolina. One leaf, typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is moderate lamination-related creasing at the lower left corner. The upper left corner and the lower left corner were folded into the laminate. There is a moderate tear at the lower left edge.

Subject

State songs -- West Virginia West Virginia -- Songs and music Mountains -- Songs and music North Carolina -- Songs and music

Alternative Title

None

Creator

Ellen Rudell King, 1846-, David H. King

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

5/9/2007

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

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!

Document Title

The North Carolina Hills

Alternate Geographic Location

Glenville, Gilmer County, West Virginia

Associated Date

1879

Dimensions - Original

213 mm x 278 mm

Upload Date

2013-09-26

File name

113_WestVirginiaHills

Transcription Date

2006-08-02

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson

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