Becky at the Loom

DESCRIPTION: The singer remembers Georgia and the cotton farms. "I cannot help from thinking, no matter what my doom, Of the happy moments when I saw sweet Becky at the loom." He has left her far behind, but hopes above all else to return
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: weaving separation love
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 677, "Becky at the Loom" (1 text)
Roud #7368
NOTES [36 words]: Carla Sciaky has recorded this piece, but it should be noted that her tune is modern. - RBW
Pete Sutherland has composed a tune for this song; it's been recorded as "Sweet Becky at the Loom." - PJS
That's the one. - RBW
File: R677

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