“He Never Came Back”

Author: William Jerome ?
Earliest date: 1892 (Delaney)
Keywords: humorous separation family technology soldier oldmaid
Found in: US(SE,So)

Description

Stories of people who "never came back." The first is a soldier lost at Bull Run. The rest are humorous: A waiter who never returned with a patron's steak, a swain who never returned with a ring for an old maid, a mother-in-law set loose in a balloon

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Recordings

References

  1. Randolph 399, "He Never Came Back" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 368-371, "He Never Came Back" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 399)
  3. BrownIII 394, "He Never Came Back" (1 text)
  4. Roud #4948
  5. BI, R399