Goodbye Eliza Jane

DESCRIPTION: "Lookey here 'Liza, listen to me, you ain't the girl you promised to be." Disappointed that Liza "went riding with Mr. Brown," the singer declares, "Goodbye, Miss Liza, I'm going to leave you." He demands his gifts back; Mr. Brown can replace them
AUTHOR: Words: Andrew B. Sterling / Music: Harry Von Tilzer
EARLIEST DATE: 1903
KEYWORDS: courting separation betrayal
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Spaeth-ReadWeep, p. 211, "Good-bye, Eliza Jane" (partial text and tune)
Rorrer, p. 93, "Good-bye Sweet Liza Jane" (1 text)

Roud #12403
RECORDINGS:
Peerless Quartet, "Minstrels Part 4, Goodbye Eliza Jane" (Little Wonder 343, 1916)
Charlie Poole and the North Carolina Ramblers, "Good-bye Sweet Liza Jane" (Columbia 15601-D, 1930; on CPoole03 as "Goodbye Liza Jane")

NOTES: I couldn't believe this was a Harry von Tilzer song either. Amazing what a little Charlie Poole influence can do. - RBW
File: SRW211

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