“Darling Corey”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1918 (Cecil Sharp collection)
Keywords: drink police death burial dream
Found in: US(Ap)

Description

"Wake up, wake up, darling Corey, what makes you sleep so sound? The revenue officers are coming, Gonna tear your still-house down." The singer describes Corey's wild career as a moonshiner, and (dreams of) her death and burial

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References

  1. Fuson, pp. 134-135, "Little Cora" (1 text, an unusually full version though with several floating verses)
  2. SharpAp 152, "The Gambling Man" (2 texts, 2 tunes, but only the "B" text is this song; the "A" text is "I Wonder Where's the Gambler")
  3. Ritchie-Southern, p. 39, "Little Cory" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Lomax-FSUSA 87, "Darlin' Corey" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. Lomax-FSNA 135, "Dig a Hole in the Meadow" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Arnett, p. 173, "Darlin' Corrie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Botkin-SoFolklr, p. 734, "Darling Cory" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. PSeeger-AFB, p. 73, "Darlin' Corey" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. Silber-FSWB, p. 193, "Darlin' Corey" (1 text)
  10. DT, DARLCORY
  11. Roud #5723
  12. BI, LxU087