“Sold Off to Georgy”


"Farewell, fellow servants, O-ho! o-ho! I'm gwine 'way to leave you... I'm gwine to leave de ole county... I'm sold off to Georgy." The singer bids farewell to home, parents, master, wife, and child; he confesses his heart is breaking


"Georgy" is, of course, Georgia. - RBW


  1. Scott-BoA, p. 206, "Sold Off to Georgy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Greenway-AFP, pp. 94-95, "Hilo! Hilo!" (1 text, fragmentary, but apparently related to this song)
  3. BI, SBoA206


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1824 (Printed in "The Valley of Shenandoah" by George Tucker)
Found in: US(SE)