Distant Land to Roam, A

DESCRIPTION: "I remember very well One dark and (dreary) day" when the singer set out for "A distant land to roam." He recalls mother bidding him goodbye and hoping to see him again in a year. But she dies before he returns; he says he will remember her words
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, The Carter Family)
KEYWORDS: mother separation death
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Fred W. Allsopp, Folklore of Romantic Arkansas, Volume II, p. 201 (1931), "(The Wanderer)" (1 text)
ST FORA201 (Partial)
Roud #17234
The Carter Family, "A Distant Land to Roam" (Victor 40255/Bluebird5433/Montgomery Ward 7020, 1929)
File: FORA201

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