Come, Gang Awa' With Me
DESCRIPTION: "Oh come, my love, the moon shines bright Across the rippling sea... Come gang awa' with me. 'Tis many a night since last we met... Then say ere yonder stars shall set You'll gang awa' with me. "...I pledge myself to thee... Forever thine I'll be"
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph); probably from the 1860s
KEYWORDS: love courting travel
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 783, "Come, Gang Awa' With Me" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Edwin Wolf 2nd, American Song Sheets, Slip Ballads, and Political Broadsides 1850-1870, Library Company of Philadelphia, 1963, p. 24, lists two broadsides titles "Come, Gang Awa' Wi' Me," one by De Marsan and one by Wrigley, which is clearly this song; the song is said to have had three verses. - RBW
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