Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love

DESCRIPTION: The singer tells his true love he's "going over the mountain." She cries; "people said she should die If I went over the mountain." Apparently he stays with her. Now he is "poverty struck," "down upon my luck," and asks for help to get over the mountain.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1906 (Reeves-Circle)
KEYWORDS: poverty courting farewell hardtimes
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Reeves-Circle 39, "Fare Thee Well, My Own True Love" (1 text)
Roud #1035
Over the Mountain

File: ReCi039

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