Come All You Friends and Neighbors
DESCRIPTION: "Come all you friends and neighbours, For you know that you are born to die, Come view my situation As helpless here I lie." The singer, in a "weakened condition," asks "never let me seek in vain." He hopes to be where "consumption And fever is no more."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: death religious disease
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 561, "Come All You Friends and Neighbors" (1 short text)
cf. "Lonesome Dove (I - The Minister's Lamentation)" (theme)
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