“The Dying Californian (II)”


"Comrades come gather round me for I am dying now." He has messages for father and mother. He sends his ring back to Mary but keeps "a token, she gave it me, from which I cannot part ... I must slumber here alone on San Francisco shore"


Roud does not distinguish this song (which seems to have been known only in Canada) from the much more popular "Dying Californian (I)." - RBW

Cross references


  1. Creighton-SNewBrunswick 58, "The Dying Californian" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2283
  3. BI, CrSNB058


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Creighton-SNewBrunswick)
Found in: Canada(Mar)