Darling Cloe

DESCRIPTION: "In the old Carolina state, where the sweet magnolias bloom... There is one I long to see, She was ever true to me, And like mine I know her hair is turned to snow.... I'm going home to see my darling Cloe."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1953 (Browne, who was also shown an older but undated manuscript copy)
KEYWORDS: love separation age
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Browne 117, "Darling Cloe" (2 texts, 1 tune, both from the same informant, one from manuscript and one from memory)
Roud #11390
NOTES [41 words]: Browne thinks this of minstrel-show-ish origin, perhaps learned from a songster, but could not locate it. The obvious suspicion is that the name should properly by "Darling Cloe," but a quick Google search didn't find a song by that name either. - RBW
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File: Brne117

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