Come Away from that Old Man

DESCRIPTION: "Come away from that old man! He will kill you if he can. Come away, o-oh!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: death age
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 208, "Come Away from that Old Man" (1 fragment)
NOTES [41 words]: This was given to Brown as a hog-call, but I have this feeling in my gut that this is a fragment of "Matty Groves" -- that these are the words Musgrave/Matty hears when Lord Arnold's horn sounds. But with only three lines, this can't be proved. - RBW
File: Br3208

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