Good-bye, My Honey, I'm Gone
DESCRIPTION: Singer had a girl, Isabella, who ran off with another fella. He has bad luck with girls, and often "hollered for a copper But he said he couldn't stop her." Cho: "Good-bye my honey I'm gone (x2)," last two lines of verse, then "Good-bye my honey I'm gone"
EARLIEST DATE: 1885 (Copyright by W.A. Evans & Bro, according to Wehman); 1886 (Wehman)
KEYWORDS: courting infidelity humorous lover
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Parrish, p. 119, ("Good-bye my honey I'm gwine") (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Wehman's [Universal Songster] Collection of 106 Songs No. 9 (New York, n.d.[date 01/1886 per ] ("digitized by Internet Archive")), p. 10, "Good-Bye, My Honey, I'm Gone" (1 text) [see Notes re publication date]
Pickard Family, "Goodbye My Honey, I'm Gone" (Banner 6343, 1929)
NOTES [32 words]: Guthrie T. Meade Jr., Dick Spottswood and Douglas S. Meade, Country Music Sources (Chapel Hill: Southern Folklife Collection, 2002), p. 479 has January 1886 as Wehman's publication date. - BS
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