“Becky at the Loom”


The singer remembers Georgia and the cotton farms. "I cannot help from thinking, no matter what my doom, Of the happy moments when I saw sweet Becky at the loom." He has left her far behind, but hopes above all else to return


Carla Sciaky has recorded this piece, but it should be noted that her tune is modern. - RBW

Pete Sutherland has composed a tune for this song; it's been recorded as "Sweet Becky at the Loom." - PJS

That's the one. - RBW


  1. Randolph 677, "Becky at the Loom" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7368
  3. BI, R677


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1926 (Randolph)
Keywords: weaving separation love
Found in: US(So)