I'm Going to Leave Old Arkansas

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I'M GOING TO LEAVE OLD ARKANSAS. Old-Time, Song Air & Breakdown. USA, Arkansas. Little is known of A.E. Ward & His Plowboys. They recorded four sides in Atlanta in 1931 for Columbia records. Albert E. Ward was fifty-seven years old at the time, and the Plowboys consisted of his son Weisner, along with Bill Sawyer on guitar and Gene Morton on piano. The song tells of a man's impending journey North, and his anticipated loss. One verse goes:

My heart is awful heavy, boys,
And tears are in my eyes;
But tomorrow night when the sun goes down,
I'm goin' to say goodbye.

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Recorded sources: County 519, A.E. Ward & His Plowboys - "Echoes of the Ozarks, vol. 2".




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