Apple-Cheeked Rider

DESCRIPTION: Originally Slovak. "Ho! Young rider, apple cheeked one, Whither riding? On your steed so black and prancing, Whither riding? What matters where I ride? Slovak mountains at my side, Dusha moya?" (="little sweetheart")
AUTHOR: English translation by Fjeril Hess, according to Tobitt
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Tobitt-YoursForASong)
KEYWORDS: travel horse foreignlanguage nonballad campsong
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Averill-CampSongsFolkSongs, p. 438, "Apple Cheeked Rider" (notes only)
Tobitt-TheDittyBag, p. 120, "The Apple-Cheeked Rider" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tobitt-YoursForASong, p. 8, "The Apple-Cheeked Rider) (1 text, 1 tune)

File: ACSF438A

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