Goodbye, My Blue Bell

DESCRIPTION: "Goodbye, my Blue Bell, Farewell to you. One last fond look into your eyes so blue. 'Mid campfires gleaming, Through shot and shell, I will be dreaming Of my sweet Blue Bell." "Blue Bell, my heart is breaking... Blue bell, my tears have started."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (recording, Richard Brooks & Reuben Puckett)
KEYWORDS: soldier separation
REFERENCES (3 citations):
BrownIII 395, "Goodbye, My Blue Bell" (1 fragment)
BrownSchinhanV 395, "Goodbye, My Blue Bell" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Browne 48, "Blue Belle" (1 short text)

Roud #11331
Richard Brooks & Reuben Puckett, "Good Bye, My Blue Bell" (Victor 20542, 1927)
NOTES [18 words]: Brown's informant thought this came from the Spanish-American War. Possible, but probably beyond proof. - RBW
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File: Br3395

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