To the West A While to Stay

DESCRIPTION: "As I sit here sad and lonely, Thinkin' of my dear old home, Of my home an' dear old mother, How much further must I roam?" The singer recalls the sad parting when he told mother he was leaving. Now he learns that mother died while he was far away
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: death separation mother
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 191, "To the West Awhile to Stay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 189-190, "To the West Awhile to Stay" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 191)

Roud #4050
cf. "Ten Thousand Miles Away (On the Banks of Lonely River)" (plot)
NOTES [8 words]: This song is item dB37 in Laws's Appendix II. - RBW
File: R191

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