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to a real Darcy Farrow
Where the walker
runs down to the Carson Valley Plain
There lived a maiden, Darcy Farrow was her name
Daughter of old Dundee and a fair one was
The sweetest flower that bloomed o'er the range
Her voice was as sweet as sugar candy
Her touch was as soft as a bed of goose down
Her eyes shone bright like the pretty lights
That shine in the night out of Yerington town
She was courted
by Young Vandermeer
A fine lad was he as I am to hear
He gave her silver rings and lacy things
She promised to wed before the snows came that year
Her pony did stumble, she did fall
Her dyin' touched the hearts of us one and all
Young Vandy in his pain put a bullet through
We buried them together as the snows began to fall
They sing of Darcy Farrow where the Truckee
They sing of her beauty in Virginia City too
At dusky sundowns to her name they drink
And to young Vandy whose love was true.
Words and music by Steve Gillette and Tom Campbell
Note: The last time I saw dear Cleopatra (Blaine
Helen Sullivan Rose) was about 20 years ago in Virginia City where
they still sing of her beauty as at her alma mater >
Thanks for the very lovely column on an even lovelier lady. I had
not heard of the all too early death of Blaine Sullivan Rose.
Your article was a Proustian
madeleine to my memory. I had Blaine in one of my German
classes at UNR in the very early 70s. She was spectacularly beautiful
with matching intelligence. A rare combination. I had
lost all contact with her after that.
who has surpassed the octogenarian mark, I am all too aware of the
preciousness of time. What used to be my high school newsletter
has morphed into an obit notice. Use what we have left well.
again for the madeleine.
F. Leneaux, Professor Emeritus
17 and 19 Feb.
for Cleopatra & wayward beautiful girls
by Andrew Barbáno
/ Expanded from the 2-14-2018 Sparks Tribune
/ Updated 2-19 and 2-20-2018 / Expansions in blue