Stay, Father, Stay

DESCRIPTION: A child, whose mother is already dead, is dying. (S)he appeals to father to remain by the bedside and not to leave until (s)he is dead: "Stay, father, stay, the night is wild, Oh leave not your dying child, I feel the icy hand of death...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1919 (Randolph); 19C (Wolf)
KEYWORDS: death disease drink orphan father
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 329, "Stay, Father, Stay" (1 text)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #542, p. 36, "The Dying Girl's Appeal" (2 references)

Roud #7802
File: R329

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