Come Away from that Old Man
DESCRIPTION: "Come away from that old man! He will kill you if he can. Come away, o-oh!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: death age
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 208, "Come Away from that Old Man" (1 fragment)
NOTES: 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
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