Bye and Bye You Will Forget Me (I)

DESCRIPTION: "Bye and by you will forget me, When your face is far from me, And the day when I first met you Only lives in memory." She recalls that sad day, urges him to forget -- but if she dies, THEN she asks him to remember
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (Brown), but clearly in existence by 1926 when Kelly Harrell made the recording cited
KEYWORDS: love separation nonballad death burial
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore2 161, "Bye and Bye You Will Forget Me" (1 text)
Burton/Manning-EastTennesseeStateCollectionVol2, p. 53, "Faded Roses" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #6577
Kelly Harrell, "Bye and Bye You Will Forget Me" (Victor 20535, 1926; on KHarrell02 -- primarily a "Dear Companion/Fond Affection" variant, but with elements from this song)
cf. "Down Among the Budded Roses" (lyrics)
File: BrII161

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