Fond Affection

Dublin Core

Title

Fond Affection

Subject

Folk songs

Description

This is a recording of Mae Phillips (Maw Maw Phillips) singing the song "Fond Affection" (Roud 459). Bobby McMillon recorded the tape this is from and introduces the songs there: "[This] was recorded late in 1968 and in the spring of 1969 at Lower Creek, Lenoir, North Carolina, at the home of my uncle Goldman McMillon. Mrs. Walters Phillips, my uncle’s mother-in-law, from Maryville, Tennessee, is singing old songs that she learned as she grew up in the Cosby section of Cocke County, Tennessee. My father’s people were raised there, and that’s where my uncle met Mrs. Phillips’ daughter. Mrs. Phillips is singing love songs and old-timey ballads that she learned when she was a child from different people in the Cosby, Hartford, Tennessee area and the Mount Sterling and Crestmont area of North Carolina."

Creator

Bobby McMillon

Source

Bobby McMillon Collection, Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University

Publisher

Southern Appalachian Archives, Liston B. Ramsey Center for Appalachian Studies, Mars Hill University

Date

1968-1969

Rights

This item may be viewed, downloaded, and printed for personal and educational use, but any commercial use is prohibited without permission from the Southern Appalachian Archives, Mars Hill University. Questions may be directed to the Archivist at (828) 689-1262 or archives@mhu.edu.

Format

mp3

Language

English

Type

music

Sound Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Audio cassette

Duration

1 minute, 23 seconds

Transcription

Once I loved a fond affection
Once my thoughts were all of you
Then a blue-eyed girl, she come between us
And then you cared no more for me

Go and leave me if you want to
Never let me cross your mind
For in your heart you love another
And in my grave I’d rather be

We have left and we have parted
We have said our last goodbye
For we have broken the vows we made
When we met on the mountain high

Files

Citation

Bobby McMillon, “Fond Affection,” Southern Appalachian Archives Mars Hill University, accessed May 22, 2024, https://southernappalachianarchives.org/items/show/985.