Three Lost Babes of Americay, The

DESCRIPTION: "Come uncle, come tell me that wonderful tale ..." Three children are lost. Their father, mother and neighbors search in vain. They ask an Indian chief for help. The father, Indian chief and "two youths of [the] tribe" find the children
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: help rescue America children father mother Indians(Am.)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Peacock, pp. 30-32, "The Three Lost Babes of Americay" (1 text, 1 tune)
Leach-Labrador 50, "Babes in the Wood" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #9944
RECORDINGS:
Everett Bennett, "The Three Lost Babes of Americay" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Children in the Wood (The Babes in the Woods)" [Laws Q34] (theme)
cf. "The Lost Babe" (theme)
NOTES: The similarity to "Babes in the Woods" will be evident; it appears that some scholars lump some of them. - RBW
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