"Every night when the sun goes in" is another of those mournful American traditional songs where many lines are repeated twice as in the some gospels. The line "I'm goin' away to Marbletown."
really intrigues me, does anybody know what that signifies? I found this song in Lieder, Songs und Gospels 3
In January 2004, surfer Trisha Swallows Carden of Nashville, Tennessee wrote:
The term Marbletown is referring to the graveyard. She is speaking of dying. The gravestones were made of marble and the cemetery is a small town
of marble with many souls dwelling there. This is a desperately sad traditional folk song about a young girl who becomes pregnant and finds that the father of the child will have nothing to do with her once he finds out.
Many thanks Trisha!