Collected and transcribed by Mary Celestia Parler
Sung by Mrs. Pearl Brewer Pocahontas, Arkansas August 28, 1958
Reel 297, Item 11
Companion, Draw Nigh
Companion, draw nigh, they say I must die Early the summon has come from on high The way is so dark, and yet I must go,
Oh, such a sorrow you never may know.
Only a prayer, only a tear,
Only if mother and sister were here,
Only a song to comfort and cheer Only a word from the Book so dear.
Why can’t you bow down and pray with me now?
Oh, how I regret it but I've never learned how
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