Collected by Hubert Charles Peterson For M.C.Parler
Sung by Lowell Harness, Leslie, Arkansas, December 21, 1962.
Reel 428, Item 6
LETTER EDGED IN BLACK
I was standing by my window yesterday morning. Without a thought of worry or care.
When I saw the postman comin' up the pathway With such a happy face and jolly air.
He rung the bell as he slowly waited,
And then he said good morning to you Jack,
But he little knew the sorrow that he brought me,
As he handed me the letter edged in black.
With tremblin' hands I took the letter from him,
I broke the seal and this is how it read:
Come home my boy your dear old Father wants you,
Come home my boy your dear old Mother's de ad.
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