Indian Hunter (I), The
DESCRIPTION: "Oh come with me in my light canoe While the sea is calm and the sky is blue, Come with me for I long to go To the isle where mango apples grow. Then come with me and give my love...." The hunter describes how he will care for the girl
AUTHOR: Words: Eliza Cook / Music: Henry Russell ?
EARLIEST DATE: 1941 (Randolph); the Cook/Russell sheet music (which I cannot verify as the same song) was published 1836/7
KEYWORDS: love travel home hunting
FOUND IN: US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Randolph 781, "The Indian Hunter" (1 short text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Gum Tree Canoe" (theme)
NOTES: Randolph's text sounds like a cross between "Gum Tree Canoe" and Christopher Marlowe. Ick.
For background on Eliza Cook, see the notes to "Grandmother's Chair." - RBW
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