Cat. #0469 (MFH #545) - As sung by Mrs. Oakley Fox, Crocker, Missouri on January 25, 1960

There once lived an Indian maid
A shy little prairie maid
Who sang a lay, a love song gay
As on th plain, she whiled away th day
She loved a warrior bold
This fair little maid of old
Though brave an' gay, he rode one day
To a battle far away

Now, th moon shines tonight on pretty Redwing
Th breezes sighing, th night birds crying
Far, O far, beneath th stars her brave is sleeping
While Redwing's weeping her heart away

She kept all campfires bright
An' watched for 'im day an' night
While under th skies, each night she would lie
An' dream of 'im coming bye an' bye
But on th braves return
Th heart of Redwing yearned
Though far, far away her warrior gay
Fell bravely in th frae