I'm Goin' Away to Texas

DESCRIPTION: "I'm goin' away to Texas, Oh dear me...." "Just go on an' just keep a-goin'." "When I get there I'll write you a letter." "I don't want you nor none of your letters." "You'll be sorry for all this." "If I am, you never will know it." Etc.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1931 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: dialog husband wife separation rejection shrewishness
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Randolph 363, "I'm Going Away to Texas" (3 texts, 1 tune, but only the "A" text and tune really belong here; "B" is "I Love You And I Can't Help It" and "C" is perhaps "The Quaker's Courtship" )
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 327-329, "I'm Going Away to Texas" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 363A)
Owens-1ed, pp. 248-250, "The Old Bachelor" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lomax-FSNA 166, "I'm Going Away to Texas" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Mrs. W. L. Deal, "I'm a Poor Old Bachelor"(7/16/53). The John Quincy Wolf Collection Ozark Folksongs, accessed 22 September 2014 from http://web.lyon.edu/wolfcollection/songs/dealim1234.html

Roud #6691
cf. "I'm Gaun to the Wood" (dialog format, characters and attitude)
cf. "Poor Greeting Wilsie" (dialog format, characters and attitude)
cf. "Rolling in the Dew (The Milkmaid)" (dialog format, characters and attitude)
File: R363

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