My Clinch Mountain Home

DESCRIPTION: "Far away on a hill to sunny mountain side, Many years ago we parted, my little Ruth and I, From the sunny mountain side." She begs him not to go. He promises to return and marry her. Far away, he wants to go to "old Vifginia" and "my old mountain home"
AUTHOR: copyrighted by A. P. Carter
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, the Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: love separation promise home
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
BrownSchinhanV 682, "Away on a Hill" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Mark Zwonitzer with Charles Hirschberg, _Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone: The Carter Family & Their Legacy in American Music_, Simon & Schuster, 2002, p. 34, "(no title)" (1 text)

Roud #17254
RECORDINGS:
The Carter Family, "My Clinch Mountain Home" (Victor V-40058, 1929; Bluebird B-5301/Montgomery Ward M-4432/Electra-Disc 2172/Sunrise S-3382, 1934) (ARC 7-08-69/Conqueror 8806, 1937; rec. 1935)
NOTES: According to Mark Zwonitzer with Charles Hirschberg, Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone: The Carter Family & Their Legacy in American Music, Simon & Schuster, 2002, p. 34, this was A. P. Carter's first song. I certainly can't offer counter-evidence, since Brown's field collection, which seems to be the earliest, was not dated. But it looks somewhat different from the Carter version, and Zwonitzer/Hirschberg, p. 120, says that some Carter relatives say that it came from another Carter relative, Amanda "Mandy" Groves. - RBW
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File: BrS5682

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