Hello Stranger

DESCRIPTION: "Hello, stranger, put your loving hand in mine." Floating verses describing singer's grief because her sweetheart is in prison.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1937 (recording, Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: loneliness separation prisoner floatingverses
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Dunson/Raim/Asch-AnthologyOfAmericanFolkMusic, p. 114 "Hello Stranger" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #15144
Carter Family, "Hello Stranger" (Decca 5479, 1938; Montgomery Ward 8027, 1939; recorded 1937)
cf. "I'm Going To Cross That Ocean By Myself" (lyrics)
File: ADR114

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