Where Did You Go?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

song lyric about Virginia Dare, the first English-born child in America

 

Where Did You Go?

 

Where did you go Virginia Dare?

Did you grow to be a woman

And wear flowers in your hair?

Did you live on milk and honey

Or just perish in despair?

Where did you go, Virginia Dare?

 

You were born the first among us

On our newly charted shore,

And we long to hear the story

Time has held forevermore,

Some say you were attacked and all

Were quickly overthrown,

While others think you married

And had children of your own.

 

Where did you go Virginia Dare?

Did you live among the natives

And wear feathers in your hair?

Did you live on milk and honey

Or just perish in despair?

Where did you go, Virginia Dare?

 

Time has asked so many questions

With the answers yet unheard,

Why descendants of the natives

Knew so many English words,

Some think the Spanish took your life

Some blame the storms at sea,

The only thing that's certain

Is...they'll always disagree.

 

Where did you go, Virginia Dare?

Did you feel the awful weapons

And wear blood upon your hair?

Did you live on milk and honey

Or just perish in despair?

Where did you go Virginia Dare?

 

p.s. In case you are a member of a Bluegrass, Folk, or Western group (or know someone who is) and might be interested in co-writing, please let me know - dennisgoodwin1947@gmail.com


Submitted: November 23, 2020

© Copyright 2021 Dennis L. Goodwin. All rights reserved.

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ShadyBrady

Excellent. The rhythm, rhyme and meter...the repetition...perfect, powerful and compelling.

Mon, November 23rd, 2020 5:35pm

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Thanks a lot Brady. I wonder where she did go?

Thu, November 26th, 2020 9:25am

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