Sad and Lonely Comrade
DESCRIPTION: Bobby dies and his father and mother mourn. "Prepare to meet your darling with Christ up in the skies. We all have loved ones sleeping, all in a churchyard bed, And why not try to meet them in a moment we are dead"
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Leach-Labrador)
KEYWORDS: death religious father mother
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leach-Labrador 52, "Sad and Lonely Comrade" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST LLab052 (Partial)
NOTES: Leach's informant thought this a local song about a Labrador event, though he didn't know details. I suspect he was right, though; the song is unsophisticated and the poetry neither good nor clear. - RBW
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