“Take Back Your Gold”

Author: Monroe H. Rosenfeld & Louis W. Pritzkow
Earliest date: 1921 (copyright assignment)
Keywords: courting marriage betrayal money gold
Found in: US(So)


The singer sees a man and a woman. She is begging him to be honorable and marry her; he refuses. He is going to be married to another. He offers money to soothe her. She says, "Take back your gold, for gold can never buy me."



  1. Randolph 820, "Take Back Your Gold" (1 text)
  2. Spaeth-ReadWeep, pp. 183-184, "Take Back Your Gold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Geller-Famous, pp. 144-149, "Take Back Your Gold" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #7427
  5. BI, R820