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."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (recording, Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: love warning abandonment
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Cohen/Seeger/Wood-NewLostCityRamblersSongbook, pp. 54-55, "The Girl on the Greenbriar Shore" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber/Silber-FolksingersWordbook, p. 165, "The Girl On The Greenbriar Shore" (1 text)

Roud #17338
The Carter Family, "The Girl On The Greenbriar Shore" (Bluebird B-8947, 1941)
NOTES [28 words]: 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 the latter piece. - RBW
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File: CSW054

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