Take Back Your Gold
DESCRIPTION: The singer sees a man and a woman. She is begging him to be honorable and marry her; he refuses. He is going to be married to another. He offers money to soothe her. She says, "Take back your gold, for gold can never buy me."
AUTHOR: Monroe H. Rosenfeld & Louis W. Pritzkow
EARLIEST DATE: 1897 (sheet music by Jos. W. Stern & Co.)
KEYWORDS: courting marriage betrayal money gold
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Randolph 820, "Take Back Your Gold" (1 text)
Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 183-184, "Take Back Your Gold" (1 text, 1 tune)
Geller-Famous, pp. 144-149, "Take Back Your Gold" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Robert A. Fremont, editor, _Favorite Songs of the Nineties_, Dover Publications, 1973, pp. 294-298, "Take Back Your Gold" (1 text, 1 tune, the 1897 sheet music)
Walter Morris, "Take Back Your Gold" (Columbia 15101-D, 1926)
NOTES [16 words]: For background on Monroe H. Rosenfeld, see the notes to "Those Wedding Bells Shall Not Ring Out!"
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