Red Wing

Cat. #0486 (MFH #545) - As sung by Mrs. Kenneth Wright and Mrs. Gladys Jennings, Hurley, Missouri on May 22, 1960

There once't lived an Indian maid
A shy little prairie maid
Who sang all day, her love song gay
While on th plains she whiled away th day
She loved a warrior bold
This shy little maid of old
But brave an' gay, he rode one day
To th battle far away

Now, th moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing
Th breezes sighing, th nightbirds crying
Far, o far, beneath th stars
Her love is sleeping
While Red Wings weeping
Her heart away

She watched for 'im day and night
She kept all th camp fires bright
An' under th stars each night she would lie
An' dream of his coming bye an' bye
But when th braves returned
Th heart of Red Wing yourned
An' far, far, away, her warrior gay
Fell bravely in the frae