Carry Me Back to the Mountains

DESCRIPTION: Singer "was a wild careless youngster, longing to roam" and "left my home in the mountains And broke my poor darling's heart." He gets a letter that she has died. Now "lonesome and weary," he wants to go back to his home in the mountains: "lay me to rest"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (recording: Chuck Wagon Gang); as a traditional song, 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: grief loneliness love rambling death youth
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Roud #30152
RECORDINGS:
Albert DeWitt, "Carry Me Back to the Mountain" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
Chuck Wagon Gang, "Carry Me Back to the Mountains" (ARC 7-06-73, 1936)

File: ML3CMBTM

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