Last Letter, The

DESCRIPTION: "Dear love here's a letter It's the last one I'll send For my love's correspondings will soon be at end." He dies with the letter unfinished. She dies from grief when she gets the letter. Now "they dwells each together in a bright home above"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1921 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: love parting reunion death
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar,Newf) US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 101, "Lovely Annie" (1 text)
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 180-181, "The Unfinished Letter" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1967
Jimmie Davis, "The Last Letter" (Decca 5726,/Melotone [Canada] 45334, 1939; Minerva M-14104, 1940)
George Hatfield, "Come Love Here's a Letter" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
George Riley, "The Last Letter" (Conqueror 7742, 1931)

cf. "Soldier's Last Letter" (theme)
File: GrMa101

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