“Amber Tresses Tied in Blue”


"Far away in sunny meadows Where the merry sunbeams played... She was fairer than the fairest... And about her neck were hanging Amber tresses tied in blue." But "it was decreed that fate should part us"; now he sadly remembers her


  • Carter Family, "Amber Tresses" (Victor 23701, 1932; Bluebird B-5185, 1933; Zonophone [Australia] 4379, n.d.)
  • Isabel Etheridge & Mary Basnight, "Amber Tresses" (on OBanks1)


  1. Randolph 804, "Amber Tresses Tied in Blue" (1 text)
  2. Roud #4230
  3. BI, R804


Author: Words: Samuel M. Mitchell/Music: H.P. Banks
Earliest date: 1874 (published by Cottier & Denton)
Keywords: love separation
Found in: US(SE,So)