Historic Sheet Music Collection

Authors

John C. Baker

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1847

Comments

The Mountaineer's Farewell
Words and Music by John C. Baker, of the Bakers

Boston (115 Washington St., Boston) : Oliver Ditson

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I have come from the mountains of the "Old Granite State",
Where the hills are so lofty, magnificent and great,
I have left kindred spirits in the land of the blest,
When I bade them adieu for the far distant west,
O! thy mountains! O! thy vallies! in my own Native State;
I have come from the mountains of the "Old Granite State",
Where the hills are so lofy magnificent and great

[Verse 2]
O! thy hills and thy vallies are sacred all to me,
No matter what in lands of others I may see,
I may view scenes so sunny, so fair and so smooth,
Then I'll think of my cottage that stands in the grove;
O! my childhood! O! that homestead! in my own Nattive State
Oh thy hills and thy vallies are sacred all to me
No matter in lands of others I may see

[Verse 3]
When I think of the Fair who once was my pride,
As she roved among the mountains so closely by my side
Then I sigh for the days that never come back,
For she sleeps on the shore of the bold Merrimac
O! that loved one! O! that grave-yard! in my own Native State
I will oft think of her who once was my pride
As she roved among the mountains so closely by my side

[Verse 4]
A mother dear I've lost, she's gone to the grave
She was the dearest blessing that God ever gave,
Now I go to the spot, where buried is the loved,
And I seem to hear her singing with the Angles above,
O! my mother! I bless her ashes, in my own Native State
A mother dear I've lost, she's gone to the grave
She left her Orphan weeping, to go to God who gave.

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