Fair Lady of the Plains, A (Death of a Maiden Fair) [Laws B8]
DESCRIPTION: A 'fair maiden" is notable for herding cattle, drinking liquor, and using a six shooter. She is killed by Indians while working with her husband. The cowboys ride to seek revenge.
EARLIEST DATE: 1927
KEYWORDS: death cowboy revenge
FOUND IN: US(So,SE)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Laws B8, "Fair Lady of the Plains (Death of a Maiden Fair)"
Randolph 189, "A Fair Lady of the Plains" (5 texts, 3 tunes)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 182-184, "A Fair Lady of the Plains" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 189A)
Moore-Southwest 159, "The Fair Lady of the Plains" (1 text, 1 tune)
High, p. 24, "The Maiden Who Lived on the Plains" (1 text)
Larkin, pp. 148-150, "Fair Lady of the Plains" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fife-Cowboy/West 42, "Fair Lady of the Plains" (2 texts, 1 tune)
DT 375, LDYPLAIN
Woody Guthrie, "Ranger's Command" (on "Buffalo Skinners," Smithsonian Folkways SFW CD 40112 (1999))
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