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Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains

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MY HOME'S ACROSS THE SMOKEY MOUNTAINS


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Lyr Req: My Home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains (2)


In Mudcat MIDIs:
I'm Going Back to North Carolina (as sung by Frank Proffitt to Anne & Frank Warner, 1959)
I'm Going Over the Rocky Mountains (Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, #278B)
My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains (Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore, #278A)


Amos 21 Dec 99 - 08:38 PM
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Guy Wolff 21 Dec 99 - 09:19 PM
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Les B 21 Dec 99 - 11:28 PM
Joe Offer 22 Dec 99 - 05:05 AM
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Subject: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Amos
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 08:38 PM

The only lyrics I recall to this song are,

"My home's beyond the Blue Ridge Mountains (3x) and I'm never gonna see you any more".

It's been thirty years and I wonder if anyone can tell me the rest? No results in DT DB.

Thanks for your kind attentions,

Amos


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountai
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 08:55 PM

Hi, Amos - I thought we had a better rendition than this, but at least it's a start - click here.
I've got to head to choir practice now. If nobody's posted better lyrics by the time I get back, I'd do it. Check this space tomorrow.
-Joe offer-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountai
From: Guy Wolff
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 09:19 PM

Same as Joes link but one more I'm gonna leave here Monday morning x3 and I never expect to see you anymore


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Subject: Verses: MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE...^^
From: WyoWoman
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 09:59 PM

I do this one in D, thankee very much.

I sing pretty much the same verses, except the way I heard it was "My home's across the BlueRidge Mountains..."

I also sing these verses:

    Goodbye my little Nashville darlin,'
    Goodbye my little Nashville darlin,'
    Goodbye my little Nashville darlin,'
    'Cause I'm never gonna see you any more.

    Rock my babies, feed 'em candy
    x3
    Cause I'm never gonna see you any more

    Here's that finger ring you gave me
    x3
    Cause I don't 'spect to see you any more

    I'm leavin' on a Monday morning
    x3
    And I don't expect to see you any more
This was on a Flatt & Scruggs album I had years ago. I haven't heard a recording of it in years, but I learned it way back when.

WyoWoman


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountai
From: Amos
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 10:00 PM

You guys are the best! Thanks!!

Amos


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountai
From: Sourdough
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:10 PM

That's odd, I'd only heard it as "My Home's Across the Smokey Mountains".

Sourdough


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountai
From: Les B
Date: 21 Dec 99 - 11:28 PM

Here in Montana we sing it as My Home's Across the Rocky Mountains!


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Subject: Lyr Add: I'M GOING BACK TO NORTH CAROLINA
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 05:05 AM

Folk Legacy will soon have a CD reissue out called Frank Proffitt of Reese, North Carolina. The album is #FSA-1, which means it's the first or one of the first albums Sandy and Caroline Paton issued, way back in 1962. Proffitt is the original source of "Tom Dula" (later changed to Dooley), and that's on the album. The album also has this gem:

I'M GOING BACK TO NORTH CAROLINA
(traditional, as sung by Frank Proffitt)

I'm a-going back to North Carolina (3 times)
And I never expect to see you any more.

How can I ever keep from crying (3 times)
When I never expect to see you any more.

My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountain (3 times)
I never expect to see you any more.

Yeah, I'm a-going back to North Carolina (3 times)
I'm a-going back to North Carolina (3 times)
I'm a-going back to North Carolina (3 times)
And I never expect to see you any more.


JRO


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Subject: Lyr Add: MY HOME’S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE...^^
From: Joe Offer
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 05:18 AM

Here's the version I'm most familiar with, found in the Rise Up Singing songbook:

MY HOME'S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS
(Thomas C. Ashley © 1938, Southern Music Publishing)

My home's across the Blue Ridge (Smoky) Mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains

And I never expect to see you any more, more, more
And I never expect to see you any more.

I'm leavin' on a Monday mornin'...

Rock my baby, give her candy....

Where's the weaving (finger-ring) that I gave you?...

How can I keep myself from crying?...

D - / A D / - - / A D / /

JRO

...don't know anything about Thomas C. Ashley.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountai
From: Dale Rose
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 10:12 AM

OHHHHH, Joe! Gotta get going on your education. Clarence Tom Ashley ~~ here are several sources to check out.

metalab.unc.edu/doug/DocWat/Clarence.html

http://www.tiac.net/users/mkatzman/jct/johnmain.html

http://kinrowan.com/doc_watson_times_two.htm

http://www.amroutes.com/deep.html

Just teasing actually, you likely just didn't recognize the name the way they had it listed. I'd pretty much bet it was him, but then, I've been wrong before . . .

I seem to remember a nice version by Suzanne Edmundson (now Thomas) on the Green Grass Cloggers Rounder Album, but I could be wrong about that, too. Can't check it,as that is one of the albums that I only have on tape anymore, and consequently there is just no way I could come up with it in a timely fashion. Now that you are retired, I guess you could come out here and organize my stuff!


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Subject: RE: My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: Dale Rose
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 10:28 AM

Don't know why I didn't think to check Jane Keefer's excellent Folk Music Index. Here are the recordings listed

My Home's Across the Blue Ridge/Smokey Mountains - Carter, A. P./Ashley, Thomas

1.Carolina Tar Heels. Old-Time Music at Clarence Ashley's, Part 2, Folkways FA 2359, LP (196?), cut# 8
2.Carolina Tar Heels. Carolina Tar Heels, Old Homestead OHCS 113, LP (1978), cut# 14
3.Carter Family. Grass Roots Harmony, Oak, Bk (1968), p.40
4.Eller, Lawrence. Folk Visions & Voices. Traditional Music & Song in North Georgia, University of Georgia, Bk (1983), p 11 (My Home's in Charlotte North Carolina)
5.MacNeil, Madeline. Madeline MacNeil Sings Patchwork, Skyline DD-103, LP (197?), cut# 12
6.Poplin Family. Poplin Family of Sumter, South Carolina, Folkways FA 2306, LP (1963), cut#B.12 (My Home Is Not in South Carolina)
7.Proffitt, Frank. Traditional Music at Newport, 1964, Part 2, Vanguard VSD 79183, LP (1965), cut#A.10
8.Proffitt, Frank. Frank Proffitt of Reese, North Carolina, Folk Legacy FSA-001, Cas (1962), cut#A.09 (I'm Going Back to North Carolina)
9.Richardson, Larry; & Red Barker & the Blue Ridge B. Blue Ridge Bluegrass, County 702, LP, cut# 12
10.Scott and Stanley. Hard Times in the Country, Talkeetna TR 100, LP (1974), cut#A.01
11.Scragg Family. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out, Sonyatone ST-1001, LP (197?), cut# 4
12.Smith, Peggy Donaldson. Shady Grove, Shady Grove PDS 11-30-78, LP (1978), cut#A.05
13.Traum, Happy. Bright Morning Star, Greenhays GR 703, LP (1980), cut#B.04
14.Watson, Doc; Clint Howard and Fred Price. Old Timey Concert, Vanguard 107/8, Cas (1987), cut#A.08
The reference to A P Carter jogs my "memory" also, but at the moment, I can't locate that version, either.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Home's Beyond the Blue Ridge Mountai
From: Fortunato
Date: 22 Dec 99 - 10:33 AM

Season's Greetings:

My favorite verse is:

The Shenandoah (pronounced Shannondore)flows by my window (3X)
And I never expect to see you anymore
My folks "up home" (as we call the Shenandoah valley) sing:
Rock and feed my baby candy (3X)
And I never expect to see you anymore

Fortunato


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Subject: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: DADGBE
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 03:07 PM

One of the most haunting songs from the wonderful Clarence Ashley/Doc Watson recordings is "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains." Does anyone know about its origins? Did the Carter Family ever record it?

Thanks in advance for your help,
Ray Frank


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: GUEST,Hootenanny
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 03:24 PM

Without checking my Carter Family material I,m not sure.
There is a version by Frank Bode from Mount Airy which he sings as "I've Been Riding with Old Mosby" which makes me think it might have originated in the Civil War but of course it might pre-date that event.
A quite starightforward uncomplicated song but I always enjoy singing it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 05 Nov 04 - 03:34 PM

Recorded by the Carters. Lyrics at Carter M

Collected in 1909. Also called "I'm Goin' Back to North Carolina." See Traditional Ballad Index for more information. Index

A version is in the DT ("Smoky Mts."). See thread 16404: Home's Beyond for Discussion.


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Big Jim from Jackson
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 08:23 AM

Harry Tuft has a nice version recorded on a Folk-Legacy record. He's backed up by Ed Trickett. Pretty song.


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 11:19 AM

I probably heard this song first sung by Peggy Seeger and it may have been titled "My Home's Across the Smokey Mountains."

Charley Noble


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Subject: ADD Version: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 02:15 PM

For the sake of completeness, here's the Carter Family version Q linked to. It's on one of the two JSP Carter Family CD collections. You can't beat the price - about $25 for each five-CD set.
-Joe Offer-
^^
MY HOME'S ACROSS THE BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS

My home's across the Blue Ridge mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
For I never expect to see you anymore

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

How can I keep from crying
How can I keep from crying
How can I keep from crying
For I never expect to see you anymore

My home's across the Blue Ridge mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
For I never expect to see you anymore

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Oh, how I hate to leave you
Oh, how I hate to leave you
Oh, how I hate to leave you
For I never expect to see you anymore

My home's across the Blue Ridge mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
My home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
For I never expect to see you anymore

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Good-bye, my little darling
Good-bye, my little darling
Good-bye, my little darling
For I never expect to see you anymore

Traditional Ballad Index entry:

My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains

DESCRIPTION: "I'm going back to North Carolina (x3), I never expect to see you any more." Repeat with "I'm going to leave here Monday morning," "How can I ever keep from crying," "I'm going across the Blue Ridge Mountains."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (JAFL)
KEYWORDS: love home separation farewell nonballad parting
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Warner 124, "I'm Goin' Back to North Carolina" (1 text, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 42, "My Home's Across The Smokey Mountains" (1 text)
BrownIII 278, "My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains" (1 text plus a fragment)
DT, HOMSMOK

Roud #7686
RECORDINGS:
Clarence Ashley, Garley Foster, Dock Walsh & Doc Watson, "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains" (on Ashley03, WatsonAshley01)
Carolina Tar Heels, "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains" (Victor V-40100, 1929)
Carter Family, "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains" (Decca 5532, 1938/Decca X2184, n.d.)
Delmore Brothers, "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains" (Bluebird B-8247, 1939)
Kelly Harrell, "I'm Going Back to North Carolina" (OKeh 40505, 1925; on KHarrell01)
Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains" (AAFS 3155 B2)
Poplin Family, "My Home Is Not In South Carolina" (on Poplin01)
Pete Seeger, "My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains" (on PeteSeeger25)
Arthur Smith, "Across the Blue Ridge Mountains" (Bluebird B-7221, 1937)
Jack Wallin, "My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains" (on Wallins1)
File: Wa124

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions

The Ballad Index Copyright 2004 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.


    DADGBE, be sure to note the Frank Proffitt recording - on Folk-Legacy album #1. Proffitt's lyrics are unusual - His version is called "I'm Going Back to North Carolina." You DO have this album, don't you? (It's like a trip to heaven to hear DADGBE play his Frank Proffitt fretless banjo.)
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: ADD Version: I'm Going Back to North Carolina
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 03:10 PM

Here's the version from Traditional American Folk Songs from the Anne & Frank Warner Collection (Anne Warner, 1984). It's just a bit different from the Folk-Legacy recording of Proffitt.
^^
I'm Goin' Back to North Carolina
(singer: Frank Proffitt, 1959)

I'm goin' back to North Carolina
I'm goin' back to North Carolina
I'm goin' back to North Carolina
I never expect to see you any more.

I'm going to leave here Monday morning,
I'm going to leave here Monday morning,
I'm going to leave here Monday morning,
I never expect to see you any more.

How can I ever keep from crying
How can I ever keep from crying
How can I ever keep from crying
I never expect to see you any more.

I'm going across the Blue Ridge Mountains,
I'm going across the Blue Ridge Mountains,
I'm going across the Blue Ridge Mountains,
I never expect to see you any more.

WARNER'S NOTES:
This is a song that came to be identified with Frank Proffitt. As he sang it, it was peculiarly haunting and poignant. All he said of it was that it was a well-known banjo tune and that he used to play and sing it when he was part of a local group that played for dances and parties in people's houses in his area.
There are two texts of a similar song in Brown (Vol. 3, p. 326). The first, with four verses, is called "My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains," and the other, with two verses and untitled, begins "I am going over Rocky Mountain." Pete Seeger, in his Folkways album called "Nonesuch," with Frank Hamilton (FA 2439), combines two texts from Brown. Clarence Ashley and the Carolina Tar Heels recorded a similar version for Victor (40100) in 1928.
In a song with such a simple folk lyric it is easy, and even appropriate, to change words and insert verses to suit the singer's mood and location. That has no doubt happened to this song—to good effect.

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Subject: ADD Version: My Home's Across the Smoky Mts.
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 03:48 PM

Here's Brown #278A
^^^
MY HOME'S ACROSS THE SMOKY MOUNTAINS

My home's across the Smoky Mountains,
My home's across the Smoky Mountains,
My home's across the Smoky Mountains,
And you'll never get to see me any more.

Goodbye, little sugar darling,
Goodbye, little sugar darling,
Goodbye, little sugar darling,
You'll never get to see me any more.

Rock my baby, feed it candy,
Rock my baby, feed it candy,
Rock my baby, feed it candy,
You'll never get to see me any more.

My home's across the Smoky Mountains,
My home's across the Smoky Mountains,
My home's across the Smoky Mountains,
And you'll never get to see me any more

Source: The Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore (Volume 3)

BROWN'S NOTES:
One of the numerous bits of love lyric current among ballad-
singing folk. This particular bit I have not found reported from
outside the state.

Version A
'My Home's across the Smoky Mountains.' Reported in June 1948, by Professor Hudson, from the singing (at Chapel Hill) of Bascom Lamar Lunsford of South Turkey Creek, Buncombe county. Mr. Lunslord described it as a popular banjo song.

Click to play

(Sung by Bascom Lamar Lunsford at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, May 23, 1953. He stated that this song can be classified as a "Straw-ride song." Possibly it is based upon an old religious song, "Oh, How I Love Jesus." The beginning somehow recalls "Go Tell It on the Mountains.")


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Subject: ADD Version: I'm Going Over Rocky Mountain
From: Joe Offer
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 03:52 PM

And here's Brown #278B

I'm Going Over Rocky Mountain

I'm going over Rocky Mountain,
I'm going over Rocky Mountain,
I'm going over Rocky Mountain, my love,
And I will never see my darling any more.

Where is the finger ring I gave you,
Where is the finger ring I gave you,
Where is the finger ring I gave you, my love?
For I'll never see you, darling, any more.


Notes (from editor):
'I'm Going over Rocky Mountain.' Although the sheet on which it is written bears no contributor's name, there is no reason to question its genuineness. It was doubtless noted down by Dr. Brown from some one of his contributors and he neglected to record the name of his informant.

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Tune version sung by Miss Mamie Mansfield at West Durham, North Carolina, in 1922 - not the same as the source of the lyrics text.


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 04:13 PM

In Brown, vol. 5, music ("My Home's Across the Smoky Mountains"), it is stated that "Possibly it is based on an old religious song: 'Oh, How I Love Jesus.'" The author also notes that the beginning "somehow recalls 'Go Tell It On the Mountain.'"

The Cyberhymnal has "O How I Love Jesus," with midi and lyrics, written by Frederick Whitfield, 1855, "19th c. American melody." It reminds me more of "The Bear Went Over the Mountain." Not sure that this is the hymn which is referred to in Brown. O How I Love

"Oh, How I Love Jesus," music by Frederick Woodfield, with the same lyrics as Cyberhymnal, here: Oh How I Love

Elvis Pressley sang a different "Oh How I Love Jesus." Oh How Elvis

None of this may be pertinent.


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 04:17 PM

Cyberhymnal: O How I Love
www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/o/h/ohiljesu.htm


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Charley Noble
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 04:19 PM

Hmmm. Don't see one of the verses I usually sing:

My heart's in trouble, I'm in sorrow,
My heart's in trouble, I'm in sorrow,
My heart's in trouble, I'm in sorrow,
And I never 'spect to see you anymore.

Charley Noble


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: DADGBE
Date: 06 Nov 04 - 11:32 PM

Thank you all for your in depth answers. You bet I listen to Frank Proffitt's recordings, Joe. I needed specific Carter Family connections to the song for the upcoming California Autoharp Gathering.

For those of you who haven't heard of it, the Gathering is one of the finest small festivals I know of. Check out their website: http://www.californiaautoharp.com/. (Hey Joe, can you make a blue clicky out of this? I've failed three times so far. [Yessir. At yer service. -Joe-])

Again, my thanks to you all,
Ray


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: GUEST,JIM STEWART
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 12:23 PM

Nice recording by Joan Baez on her Vanguard release, "David's Album."


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Franz S.
Date: 25 Mar 07 - 10:48 PM

I have a tape from ther Living Waters Church choir of Cherokee NC, dating back around 15 years, which uses the same tune for a sort of gospel song:

I come to see you when I'm lonely
I come to see you when I'm lonely
I come to see you when I'm lonely
And it's Christ's love that binds our hearts as one.


It's joy you bring me when I see you
It's joy you bring me when I see you
It's joy you bring me when I see you
And it's Christ's love that binds our hearts as one.

You send me home with spirits lifted
You send me home with spirits lifted
You send me home with spirits lifted
And it's Christ's love that binds our hearts as one.

I've never heard those words anywhere else. Anyone know more about them?

Charley, I still have a tape of you singing "My Home" from about 1967.
I still like it.


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: GUEST,Eric Gadol
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 10:59 PM

Hi Joe - We now live in a house that Mamie Mansfield built in West Durham, and I would love to her singing. The link to the midi file you posted of her singing no longer seems to be active. Is there any way I can get access to that file? Thank you very much!


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Janie
Date: 03 Dec 09 - 11:21 PM

Hi Eric. Hope Joe is able to help you find access to the file you are seeking.

And if you are interested in folk, blues or trad, hope you will join us here on Mudcat. There are a couple of us here on Mudcat who live in your neck of the woods and who are always interested in meeting folks with whom we might share a song circle. I now live in Mebane and am lately of Hillsborough. Welcome to the Mudcat community!


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Joe Offer
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 01:35 AM

Hi, Eric-

I typed the link wrong when I posted it in 2004. Click here to play the MIDI.

M
You can find out a little more about Mamie Mansfield in the Frank C. Brown Collection of North Carolina Folklore at Google Books. Apparently Mamie Mansfield was the source for a lot of material collected by Dr. Brown.

I don't know of any sound recordings of her singing, but this page (click) says Brown's recordings are at the Duke University Library.
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Origins: My home's across the Blue Ridge Mtns
From: Fortunato
Date: 04 Dec 09 - 11:48 AM

Joe, et al.

While Susette and I were in the studio for the final mix of My Home's Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Patsy Stomeman told us that her father had written the song. Her father, of course, was Ernest 'Pop' Stoneman. I didn't question Patsy and Donna, though I'd seen this thread, and I took it to mean in the version we sing it, which is virtually the Delmore Brother's version.

chance


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Subject: ADD: My Own True Love
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 07 Jun 13 - 07:16 PM

MY OWN TRUE LOVE

1.
My home's in the state of North Carolina,
My home's in the state of North Carolina,
My home's in the state of North Carolina, my true love,
An' I never expect to see you any more.
2.
I'm goin' off to the state of North Carolina,
I'm goin' off to the state of North Carolina,
I'm goin' off to the state of North Ccarolina, my true love,
An' I never expect to see you any more.
3.
Oh, whar's the finger ring I gave you,
Oh, whar's the finger ring I gave you,
Oh, whar's that finger ring I gave you, my true love,
For I never expect to see you any more.
4
Now wear it on your right hand, my true love,
Now wear it on your right hand, my true love,
Now wear it on your right hand, my true love,
For I never expect to see you any more.

Louise Bascomb coll., Ballads and Songs of Western North Carolina. JAFL 1909. Apr.-June. p. 245.


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Subject: RE: Origins: My Home's across the Blue Ridge Mountains
From: BK Lick
Date: 07 Jun 13 - 11:12 PM

Kathy recorded it on "My Mother's Voice" as she learned it from Dodi Kallick who learned it from Frank Proffitt. You can listen to an excerpt here.


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