Girl on the Greenbriar Shore, The
DESCRIPTION: Singer leaves his home, despite his brokenhearted mother's warnings, for the girl on the greenbriar shore. The girl leaves him, and he remembers his mother's words -- "Never trust a girl on the greenbriar shore."
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (recording, Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: love warning abandonment
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 54-55, "The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 165, "The Girl On The Greenbriar Shore" (1 text)
The Carter Family, "The Girl On The Greenbriar Shore" (Bluebird B-8947, 1941)
NOTES: For the (fragile) relationship between this piece and "The New River Shore (The Green Brier Shore; The Red River Shore)" [Laws M26], see the notes on that piece. - RBW
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