DESCRIPTION: "Once there was a little boy" who was "fair and brave"; his father equipped him as a hunter. But the boy's friend Chinkapin had no horse and no hunter's clothes, but the first boy, nicknamed "Captain Beau," finds ways for them to hunt together
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine); reportedly learned 1848
KEYWORDS: hunting children friend clothes
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Eckstorm/Smyth-MinstrelsyOfMaine, pp. 373-377, "Chinkapin" (1 text)
NOTES [45 words]: This is item dH33 in Laws's Appendix II.
I would assume that the name "Chinkapin" is derived from the tree name "chinquapin." There is a fiddle tune by that name, but I have no idea if they are related; there seems to be no preserved tune for the "Chinkapin" text. - RBW
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