My Lone Rock by the Sea

DESCRIPTION: "Oh tell me not the woods are fair Now spring is on the way." The singer admits the beauty of the land, "But ask me, woo me not to leave My lone rock by the sea." He describes the beauties of life by the shore
AUTHOR: Charlie C. Converse
EARLIEST DATE: 1857 (sheet music)
KEYWORDS: home sea nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 842, "My Lone Rock by the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #2018, p. 135, "The Rock Beside the Sea" (1 reference)

Roud #7447
NOTES [27 words]: According to Spaeth, this tune later supplied part of the melody for "Aloha Oe." And Randolph's source noted its connection to "these fool 'Hawaiian' songs." - RBW
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File: R842

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