King David had a Pleasant Dream [Laws O16]
DESCRIPTION: A soldier asks for a kiss. The girl refuses; her mother has told her to avoid soldiers. He replies with the story of David, who began as a shepherd but ended as a king and the killer of Goliath. The girl decides to kiss him after all
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Belden)
KEYWORDS: soldier courting Bible royalty
FOUND IN: US(Ap,So)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Laws O16, "King David had a Pleasant Dream"
Belden, p 170, "King David had a Pleasant Dream" (1 text)
SharpAp 175, "The Slighted Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 478, KNGDAVID
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