Goodbye, My Blue Bell

DESCRIPTION: "Goodbye, my Blue Bell, Farewell to you. One last fond look into your eyes so blue. 'Mid campfires gleaming, Through shot and shell, I will be dreaming Of my sweet Blue Bell." "Blue Bell, my heart is breaking... Blue bell, my tears have started."
AUTHOR: Words: Edward Madden / Music: Theodore Morse
EARLIEST DATE: 1904 (Recording, Harry Macdonough & the Haydn Quartet)
KEYWORDS: soldier separation
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Brown/Belden/Hudson-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore3 395, "Goodbye, My Blue Bell" (1 fragment)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5 395, "Goodbye, My Blue Bell" (1 tune plus a text excerpt)
Browne-AlabamaFolkLyric 48, "Blue Belle" (1 short text)

Roud #11331
RECORDINGS:
Eddie Adcock, "Virginia Bluebell" (Patuxent CD-300, 1963; on Protobilly)
Richard Brooks & Reuben Puckett, "Good Bye, My Blue Bell" (Victor 20542, 1927)
Harry Macdonough & the Haydn Quartet, "Blue Bell" (CYL: Columbia 32515-2, 1904; on Protobilly)
Merle Travis, "Blue Bell" (Capitol transcription, 1945; on Protobilly)

NOTES [22 words]: Brown's informant thought this came from the Spanish-American War. Possible, but probably beyond proof. The timing is about right. - RBW
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File: Br3395

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