When I Went for to Take My Leave

DESCRIPTION: Singer, leaving to fight for the Union in the Civil War, weeps to leave his child and wife, and vows that "if the Davis boys don't bind me" he will return as quickly as possible when it's over
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (recording, Loman D. Cansler)
KEYWORDS: grief Civilwar war farewell parting return separation baby family wife husband
Loman D. Cansler, "When I Went for to Take My Leave" (on Cansler1)

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