I'm Going to the West

DESCRIPTION: "You say you will not go with me and turn your eyes away, You say that we can ne'er agree, no matter what I say, I'm going to the west." The singer will leave her in the land she loves; after three years together he will leave the mountains for the plains
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Arnold)
KEYWORDS: love separation emigration
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 28, p. 28, "I'm Going to the West" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #5113
NOTES: Roud lumps this with "Going West." That song, however, is about a man cheerfully heading for the range. The only common element is the migration theme. Neither is this the song recorded by Connie Dover, although she knew the song and used some of the lyrics as the basis for her song "I Am Going to the West." - RBW
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