Wandering Boy, The

DESCRIPTION: "Out in this cold world and far away from home, Somebody's boy is wandering alone...." The mother begs, "Bring me back my wandering boy, He's all that's left to give me joy." She tells how his place still waits for him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1927 (unissued recording, Kentucky Thorobreds) earliest publication 1928 (recording, Emry Arthur)
KEYWORDS: rambling mother children separation
FOUND IN: US(Ap,So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 845, "The Wandering Boy" (1 text)
Fuson, p. 149, "The Wandering Boy" (1 short text)

ST R845 (Partial)
Roud #4227
RECORDINGS:
Emry Arthur, "Bring Back to Me My Wandering Boy" (Vocalion 5244, 1928)
Blue Sky Boys, "Brink Back My Wandering Boy" (Bluebird B-8128, 1939)
W. C. Childers, "Bring Back My Wandering Boy" (Champion 16052, 1930)
Kentucky Thorobreds, "Bring Back My Wandering Boy" (Paramount, unissued, rec. 1927)

NOTES: This should not be confused with "Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight," which is a different song. - PJS
File: R845

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