In the Dense Woods

DESCRIPTION: The singer is lost and alone in the woods in a storm. He laments, "The cold wet ground must be my bed... The tempest howls, the rain descends. Oh Jesus, must my life here end?" After breathing his final prayers, he dies
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1945 (Flanders/Olney)
KEYWORDS: death storm
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
1860 - Death of James Fernald, said to be the hero of this song
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Flanders/Olney, pp. 243-245, "In the Dense Woods" (2 texts)
ST FO243 (Partial)
Roud #4686
File: FO243

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