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."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: death religious disease
REFERENCES (1 citation):
BrownIII 561, "Come All You Friends and Neighbors" (1 short text)
Roud #11884
cf. "Lonesome Dove (I - The Minister's Lamentation)" (theme)
File: Br3561

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