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Southern Appalachians songs with lyrics, commentary & some sheet music.

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Ballads and Songs
5.  Miss Emma went to sleep that night; She dreamt a frightful dream;
She dreamt her old true-love was dead To never return again, She dreamt her old true-love was dead To never return again.
6. "Dear mother, dear mother, You can think it right or wrong; I'm going to hunt for my old true Who use come see me, I'm going to hunt for my old true Who use come see me."
7. "Dear daughter, dear daughter, His gold a pretty show For we sent his body a-sinking Way down in the Lowland low, For we sent his body a-smking Way down in the Lowland low."
8. "Dear father, dear father, Your death a perfect show For murdering of my old true-love Who use come see me, For murdering of my old true-love Who use come see me."
9.  The fishes in the ocean All along my true-love's breast And his body's a gentle motion And I hope his soul at rest, And his body's a gentle motion And I hope his soul at rest.
10. The coaches on the mountain Go tossing fro and free Reminds me of my old true-love Who use come see me, Reminds me of my old true-love Who use come see me.
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E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III