There's No One Like the Old Folks

DESCRIPTION: A father tells his wandering boy not to go away, saying, "There's no one like the old folks after all...but your dad and mother too / Will always stand by you..." But the boy goes away, never to return, while his father grieves
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (recording, Frank Stanley)
KEYWORDS: grief rejection farewell home parting father family
Roud #17222 and 11512
[Leonard] Rutherford & [John] Foster, "There's No One Like the Old Folks" (prob. Brunswick, c. 1930; on KMM)
Frank Stanley, "There's No One Like the Old Folks" (Manhattan 208, c. 1906; Columbia A-314, 1909)

NOTES [16 words]: There *must* be a broadside or sheet music for this someplace, but I haven't found it yet. - PJS

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