“Falling Leaf”

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)

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

Recordings

References

  1. Randolph 765, "Falling Leaf" (3 texts, 3 tunes; Cohen considers the "C" text separate)
  2. Randolph/Cohen, pp. 516-518, "Falling Leaf" (1 text, 1 tune -- Randolph's 765A)
  3. Roud #7409
  4. BI, R765