I Have a Father in My Native Land
DESCRIPTION: "I have a father in my native land, Oh, he's looking for me tonight, night, night, Oh, he's looking for me tonight." "He may look, he may look with his withering watery eyes, And it's oh, he may look to the bottom of the sea, sea, sea...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Brown)
KEYWORDS: sailor death father separation mourning
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 231, "I Have a Father in My Native Land" (1 text)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 231, "I Have a Father in My Native Land" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
cf. "He Lies in the American Land" (theme)
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