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A Package of Old Letters
A PACKAGE OF OLD LETTERS See Perrow, Journal, XXVIII, 172; Pound, Folk-Song of Nebraska and the Central West: a Syllabus, 21; Richardson and Sp2LCth,American Mountain Songs, New York, 1927, p. 54; Henry, Journal, XLII, 293; Bradley Kincaid's Favorite Old-Time Songs and Mountain Ballads, Book 3, p. 34, Chicago, 1930; Thomas, pp. 34, 100.
"A Little Rosewood Casket.1 Aliceville, Alabama, 1925.
Recorded by Mrs. Emory P. Morrow,
1. In a little rosewood casket, Resting there about the stand, Is a package of old letters, Written by my true love's hand.
Chorus We have met and we have parted, We have said our last farewell, My poor heart is almost broken, There is none but me can tell.
2. Go and get those letters, sister; Read them gently o'er to me; Many times I've tried to read them, But for tears 1 could not see.
3. Now you've brought them, thank you, sister; Come, sit down upon my bed
And press closely to your bosom This poor, aching, throbbing head. Chorus

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