“The Cumberland Traveller”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (Brown), from a manuscript apparently dated 1839
Keywords: travel home husband wife
Found in: US(SE)


"Dear wife I hope this you will find In health of body and of mind And my dear babes whom I adore I live in hopes to see once more." The singer, who has left home for Cumberland, advises his wife, asks guidance of God, and hopes for peace for Cumberland


This may not be a song; it was found in a barely-legible nineteenth century manuscript book. - RBW


  1. BrownIII 515, "The Cumberland Traveller" (1 damaged text)
  2. BI, Br3515