“Oh My Little Darling”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (recorded from Thaddeus C. Willingham)
Keywords: grief loneliness courting love marriage reunion separation dancetune nonballad
Found in: US(SE)

Description

"Oh my little darling, don't you weep and cry/Some sweet day a-coming, marry you and I" "Oh my little darling, don't you weep and moan/Some sweet day a-coming, take my baby home" "Up and down the railroad, 'cross the county line..."

Notes

Nonballad, but it's attained sufficient popularity among old-time musicians, beginning with Mike Seeger, to warrant its inclusion. - PJS

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