White Lad A-Grieving, A

DESCRIPTION: "I was all alone in my my cabin, The Indians surrounded me." They tie him to his horse. The Indians take him to camp and prepare to burn him, but the chief's daughter declares she will burn with him. He lives with them for five years and becomes a lawyer
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (High)
KEYWORDS: Indians(Am.) death love fire rescue
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
High, pp. 21-22, "A White Lad A Griveing" (sic.) (1 text)
NOTES: High's text has what sounds like a traditional chorus, but it isn't really laid out as poetry and the rhyme scheme is defective at best. I'm not even sure if it's a straight story or a humorous parody on some sort of Pocahontas legend. Unfortunately, I can't find any other texts to see if they clarify things. - RBW
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File: High021

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