“The Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee”

Author: Harry Braisted and Stanley Carter
Earliest date: 1899 (copyright; first recording by Byron Harlan)
Keywords: love separation return death
Found in: US(MW,So)

Description

The singer is happily returning home to see the girl he left behind. He recalls the joyful times in Tennessee. Finally the train pulls into his hometown, and he sees his relatives but not Mary. His mother tells him that Mary is dead and in her grave

Same tune

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Recordings

References

  1. Dean, pp. 86-86. "The Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee" (1 text)
  2. Randolph 810, "The Girl I Loved in Sunny Tennessee" (1 text)
  3. Rorrer, p. 69, "The Girl I Left in Sunny Tennessee" (1 text)
  4. Roud #4290
  5. BI, R810