He Never Came Back

DESCRIPTION: Stories of people who "never came back." The first is a soldier lost at Bull Run. The rest are humorous: A waiter who never returned with a patron's steak, a swain who never returned with a ring for an old maid, a mother-in-law set loose in a balloon
AUTHOR: William Jerome ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1892 (Delaney)
KEYWORDS: humorous separation family technology soldier oldmaid
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
July 21, 1861 - First battle of Bull Run fought between the Union army of McDowell and the Confederates under Johnston and Beauregard
Aug. 29-30, 1862 - Second battle of Bull Run, fought between the Union army of Pope and the Confederate army of Lee
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Randolph 399, "He Never Came Back" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 368-371, "He Never Came Back" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 399)
BrownIII 394, "He Never Came Back" (1 text)
BrownSchinhanV 394, "He Never Came Back" (1 tune plus text excerpts)

Roud #4948
RECORDINGS:
Carter Family, "He Never Came Back" (Decca 5447, 1937; Montgomery Ward 8025, 1939)
Peg Moreland, "He Never Came Back" (Victor V-40101, 1929)
Pickard Family, "He Never Came Back" (Perfect 12607, 1930)

File: R399

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