“American Woods”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
Keywords: Indians(Am.) army ghost death
Found in: Canada(Mar)

Description

William is forced into the army by the parents of his sweetheart. In America he is murdered by Indians. His ghost appears to his sweetheart in Scotland, saying he will wander until she joins him. Within a week she too is dead

References

  1. Laws M36, "American Woods"
  2. Creighton-NovaScotia 99, "American Woods" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT 588, AMERWOOD
  4. Roud #1809
  5. BI, LM36