Dying Californian (II), The

DESCRIPTION: "Comrades come gather round me for I am dying now." He has messages for father and mother. He sends his ring back to Mary but keeps "a token, she gave it me, from which I cannot part ... I must slumber here alone on San Francisco shore"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Thompson-Pioneer)
KEYWORDS: dying request father mother wife separation
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar) US(MA,Ro)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Creighton-SNewBrunswick 58, "The Dying Californian" (1 text, 1 tune)
Thompson-Pioneer 58, "The Dying Californian" (1 text)
Hubbard, #118, "The Dying Californian" (1 text)

Roud #2283
cf. "The Dying Californian (I)" (theme)
NOTES: Roud does not distinguish seem to distinguish this song from the much more popular "Dying Californian (I)"; as of this check (2015), he does not index the Hubbard text, and Thompson's and Creighton's are filed with the other song. - RBW
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File: CrSNB058

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