Go Away From Me, Willie

DESCRIPTION: "Go away from me, Willie, and leave me alone, For I'm a poor stranger...." "The boys they won't have me, as I understand; They want a freeholder...." "The leaves they will wither...." ""I'll build me a castle on the mountain so high...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1954 (collected from Charlie Hatcher by Boswell)
KEYWORDS: love rejection floatingverses
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Wolfe/Boswell-FolkSongsOfMiddleTennessee 98, pp. 151-152, "Go Away From Me, Willie" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #417
cf. "Pretty Saro" (lyrics)
cf. "On Top of Old Smokey" (lyrics)
cf. "The Poor Stranger (Two Strangers in the Mountains Alone)" (lyrics)
NOTES [60 words]: This song is extremely composite, with two verses from "Pretty Saro," three from "On Top of Old Smokey" or one of its relatives, and three that are floaters. Roud tossed it one of his catchall numbers. I finally decided that it was so conflate that it needed its own number. But, no matter how you look at it, it's really a bunch of songs mashed together. - RBW
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File: BoWo098

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