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166 Indiana University Publications, Folklore Series
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."