Haunted Hunter, The

DESCRIPTION: Singer, walking toward camp, is joined by a snowshoed figure who leaves no tracks. The singer falls in a snowdrift, to be found with hair bleached white. The other trappers recognize the signs of an encounter with the haunted hunter; all leave the area.
AUTHOR: possibly Billie Maxwell
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (recording, Billie Maxwell)
LONG DESCRIPTION: Singer, walking toward camp, is joined by a mysterious snowshoed figure who leaves no tracks in the snow. The singer falls in a snowdrift, to be found the next morning with hair bleached white. The other trappers recognize the signs of an encounter with the haunted hunter, and all leave the area.
KEYWORDS: hunting supernatural ghost
FOUND IN: US
Roud #11521
RECORDINGS:
Billie Maxwell, "Haunted Hunter" (Victor V-40241, 1929; on AuthCowboys, WhenIWas1)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Bill Was a Texas Lad" (tune)
File: RcHauHun

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