I Saw the Pale Moon Shining on Mother's White Tombstone

DESCRIPTION: "I am a little orphan, My mother she is dead, My father is a drunkard and won't give me no bread." "I saw the pale moon shining on mother's white tombstone, The roses round it twining it's just like me." The child, with "no mother now," tells of her grief
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (recording, Betty Garland)
KEYWORDS: mother children orphan burial mourning grief
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
RECORDINGS:
Betty Garland, "I Saw the Pale Moon Shining on Mother's White Tombstone" (on BGarland01)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Row Us Over the Tide" (subject)
cf. "Orphan's Lament (Two Little Children, Left Jim and I Alone)" (subject)
File: RcISPMSM

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