Old Farm Gate, The
DESCRIPTION: "The old farm gate hangs sagging down"; it is old, rusty, and almost useless. Once children played on it, lovers courted by it, funerals passed through it. But all this was long ago, and "Time passes so quickly away"
AUTHOR: L. C. Wegefarth ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: nonballad home
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 852, "The Old Farm Gate" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 476-478, "The Old Farm Gate" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 852)
NOTES: This is not the same as WolfAmericanSongSheets, #1704, p. 115, "The Old Farm Gate," which begins, "Where, where is the gate that once used to divide, The old shaded lane from the grassy road side." The latter song, with words by Eliza Cook and music by Henry Russell, talks about a new, more attractive gate that the singer nonetheless dislikes. - RBW
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