FAR BACK IN MY CHILDHOOD
(SHIVERING IN THE COLD;
I'M ALONE, ALL ALONE)
Sung by: Mrs. Ben F. Johnson
Recorded in Cave City, AR, 7/11/52
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I was happy and beloved ere I wandered away.
I was taught by my mother, who sleeps beneath the stone,
And caressed by my father, yet I wandered alone.
Chorus: All alone, yes, alone,
But I feel I'm growing old,
Yet I wander, oh, how lonely--
I am shivering in the cold.
I remember, too, my children, how they climbed
upon my knee,
As I kissed my little darlings in the days when I was free.
Also found in Randolph, Vol. II, #327, "Shivering in the Cold"; Brown, Vol. III, #31, "I'm Alone, All Alone."