I'm Gwine Away to Georgia

DESCRIPTION: "I'm gwine away to Georgia, U'm gwine away to roam, U'm gwine away to Georgia, chile, Fer to make it my home." "The turkle dove is a hollerin' 'Cause he hears my sad cry, U'm gwine away to Georgia now Fer to live till I die."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: love home separation bird
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 449, "I'm Gwine Away to Georgia" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 449, "I'm Gwine Away to Georgia" (2 tunes, 1 text plus an excerpt)

Roud #413
NOTES [9 words]: Roud links this with "The Cuckoo." I've no idea why. - RBW
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File: Br3449

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