Come Raise Me in Your Arms, Dear Brother

DESCRIPTION: The singer has been mortally wounded in battle by his brother. The singer (apparently a Unionist) asks how his brother could oppose his father (also a Unionist). He asks his brother to bring the news to mother -- but not reveal who did the killing
AUTHOR: E. Bowers and P. B. Isaacs
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1928 (recording, James Ragan & Oliver Beck)
KEYWORDS: Civilwar battle death brother farewell
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Randolph 235, "Come Raise Me in Your Arms, Dear Brother" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 208-210, "Come Raise Me in Your Arms, Dear Brother" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 235)
High, pp. 42-43, "Come Raise Me in Your Arms Dear Brother" (1 text)
MHenry-Appalachians, pp. 214-215, "Write a Letter to Mother" (1 text)
Rorrer, p. 91, "Write a Letter to My Mother" (1 text)

Roud #7708
RECORDINGS:
Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, "Write a Letter to My Mother" (Columbia 15711-D, 1930)
James Ragan & Oliver Beck, "Write a Letter to My Mother" (Challenge 390, c. 1928)

File: R235

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