“The Letter Edged in Black”

Author: Hattie Hicks Woodbury (Hattie Nevada)
Earliest date: 1897 (sheet music)
Keywords: death mother mourning
Found in: US(SE,So)

Description

The singer cheerfully greets the postman, only to be handed a letter edged in black. The letter is from his father, informing him that his mother is dead.

Recordings

References

  1. Randolph 703, "The Letter Edged in Black" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 475-476, "The Letter Edged in Black" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 703A)
  3. McNeil-SFB2, pp. 169-171, "The Letter Edged in Black" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Spaeth-WeepMore, pp. 38-39, "The Letter Edged in Black" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Silber-FSWB, p. 267, "The Letter Edged In Black" (1 text)
  6. DT, LETTRBLK
  7. Roud #3116
  8. BI, R703