Parting (The Dying Girl's Farewell)

DESCRIPTION: "The time has come, dear Papa, when I must say goodbye; I feel the shadows thickening...." "I'll meet you at the portals, where the angels come and go." The singer bids farewell to mother and father and looks forward to heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (collected from Myrtle Carrigan by Boswell)
KEYWORDS: religious death nonballad father mother
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Boswell/Wolfe 106, pp. 162-163, "Parting (The Dying Girl's Farewell)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #11041
NOTES [33 words]: It's possible that this is the same as "The Dying Girl's Message," recorded by Ernest Stoneman and Vernon Dalhart, among others. Without hearing those records, however, it's impossible to tell. -PJS
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