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166 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
27
TROOPER AND MAID (Child, No. 299)
The sole Indiana text recovered is a combination of "Trooper and Maid" and "Young Hunting" (Child, No. 68). Stanzas 1, 4, 5, and 6 are from the former, while 2, 3, 7, and 8 belong to the "Young Hunting" story.
Other American texts are to be found in Campbell and Sharp, No. 37 (from North Carolina and Tennessee); Davis, p. 544 (two texts and one melody); Shearin and Combs, p. 9; Randolph, Ozark Mountain Folks, p. 209; BFSSNE, VII, 11 (fragment and air from Maine).
Scottish: Ord, Bothy Songs and Ballads, p. 365.
Cf. the following stanza from the Manx "Va shiaulteyr voish y twoiae" (JFSS, VII, 216):
There was a lady from the north When the moon shone bright and clearly A lady knew him by his horse Because she loved him dearly.
No title given. Contributed by Mrs. A. J. Hopkins, of Boonville, In­diana. Warrick County. August 12, 1935. With music.
1.     As I rode east and as I rode west,
As I rode out so early, My lady knew me by my horse
Because she loved me dearly, So dearly, so dearly,
Because she loved me dearly; My lady knew me by my horse
Because she loved me dearly.
2.   "0 where do you go, my lover?" she cried;
"0 where do you ride so gaily?" "I go to meet my lily-white dove,
The one I love so dearly, So dearly, so dearly,
The one I love so dearly; I go to meet my lily-white dove, The one I love so dearly."








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