Falling Leaf

DESCRIPTION: Falling Leaf (so named because she was born in autumn) is the beautiful daughter of a chief. One day she meets a "worn and weary" hunter, and falls in love with him. But he vanishes; "his fate was never known" and she spends her life alone and mourning
AUTHOR: F. A. M. Stuart and W. Eben Miles
EARLIEST DATE: 1907 (copyright)
KEYWORDS: love courting Indians(Am.) separation grief mourning
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Randolph 765, "Falling Leaf" (3 texts, 3 tunes; Cohen considers the "C" text separate)
Randolph/Cohen, pp. 516-518, "Falling Leaf" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 765A)

Roud #7409
RECORDINGS:
Paul Hamblin, "Fallen Leaf" (Victor V-40280, 1930)
L. K. Reeder, "Falling Leaf" (OKeh 45026, c. 1926; rec. 1925; on MakeMe)
Sue & Rawhide, "Falling Leaf" (OKeh 45577, 1934)

File: R765

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