I'm Lonesome Since My Mother Died

DESCRIPTION: Mother dies and father remarries. My stepmother "beat me and she turned me out When I speaks of my mother dear." "If I could only call her back, Once more to sit down by her side, I would like her better than before; I'm lonesome since my mother died."
AUTHOR: Henry S. Thompson (1863) (source: Guigne)
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: grief death mourning lament mother stepmother youth
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf) US(Ro)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 181, "I'm Lonesome Since My Mother Died" (1 text)
Guigne, pp. 239-240, "Lonely Since My Mother Died" (1 text, 1 tune)
Hubbard, #94, "I'm Lonely Since My Mother Died" (1 text, which does not mention the father's remarriage)

Roud #6361
RECORDINGS:
Rebecca Bennett, "Lonely Since My Mother Died" (on NFAGuigne01)
Mrs. August Molloy, "I'm Lonely Since My Mother Died" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

File: GrMa181

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