DESCRIPTION: The singer grieves for the loss of Annie. "My friends and relations they do all they can For to part me and Annie, that's more than they can." Annie hears him and promises, since she loves him, to go with him to Lincolnham shores.
EARLIEST DATE: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
KEYWORDS: courting elopement love family
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Creighton-NovaScotia 15, "Annie" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST CrNS015 (Full)
NOTES: This has so many floating lines ("The thoughts of you, Annie, still run through my head"; "I rise in the morning, my heart full of woe"; "My friends and my relatives they do all they can For to part me and Annie, that's more than they can") that it's hard to think of this as an independent song. But as an assembly, it seems to be unique.
The tune doesn't seem to match any of the parallels, either; it reminds me a little bit of "Farewell to Tarwathie" -- but only a little. - RBW
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