She Sleeps Beneath the Norris Dam

DESCRIPTION: "Way down in sunny Tennessee, Beneath blue Dixie's skies, In the silvery lake of Norris, Where my poor darling lies." The singer helped build the Norris Dam, and went boating on it with his love; she is thrown from the boat and loat. He wishes to die also
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1982 (recording, Cope Brothers; reportedly written before 1940)
KEYWORDS: love technology death separation
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Cohen-AFS1, p. 283, "She Sleeps Beneath the Norris Dam" (1 text)
Roud #4911
File: CAFS1283

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