“Bad Tom Smith”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1967
Keywords: death grief burial
Found in: US(Ap,SE)

Description

"I am passing through the valley here in peace (x2), O when I am dead and buried in the cold and silent tomb, I don't want you to grieve after me." "I am leaving all my friends here in peace... I don't want you to grieve after me."

Notes

Reported to be the last "goodnight" of Tom Smith, but obviously based on "Don't You Grieve After Me." - RBW

Historical references

References

  1. Combs/Wilgus 162, p. 187, "Bad Tom Smith" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4300
  3. BI, CW187