“Come Away from that Old Man”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown)
Keywords: death age
Found in: US(SE)


"Come away from that old man! He will kill you if he can. Come away, o-oh!"


This was given to Brown as a hog-call, but I have this feeling in my gut that this is a fragment of "Matty Groves" -- that these are the words Musgrave/Matty hears when Lord Arnold's horn sounds. But with only three lines, this can't be proved. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 208, "Come Away from that Old Man" (1 fragment)
  2. BI, Br3208