Orphan, The

DESCRIPTION: "Will you hear my mournful story? All my friends are dead and gone. Father is no more, nor mother; I'm an orphan left alone." The singer recalls mother's death, and her dying injunction to obey the Bible. She visits the graveyard, and hopes to join mother
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: orphan mother death burial mourning
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Belden, pp. 278-279, "The Orphan" (2 texts)
BrownII 152, "The Orphan" (1 text plus mention of 1 more)
Fuson, p. 147, "The Orphan Girl" (1 text)

ST Beld278 (Partial)
Roud #4193
cf. "The Fisherman's Girl" (theme)
The Orphan Girl
File: Beld278

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