Katie Lee and Willie Gray

DESCRIPTION: "Two brown heads with glossy curls... Little boy and girl were they, Katie Lee and Willie Gray." The pretty boy and girl are described. As they grew up, they fell/stayed in love and married; now she rocks a cradle where once she carried a basket
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Randolph)
KEYWORDS: love marriage family
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 773, "Katie Lee and Willie Gray" (1 text)
ST R773 (Partial)
Roud #5255
NOTES: Randolph's informant reported that this comes from the Hutchinson family. Felleman's The Best Loved Poems of the American People lists attributions to Josie R. Hunt and J. H. Pixley. - RBW
File: R773

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