MY LITTLE CARPENTER is a magnificent song and my absolute all-time favorite in that genre. As indicated in DT, the NLCR's sing it. Traditional version is available on Kentucky Mountain Music (Yazoo), although I have not heard that.
That NCLR record (or my copy anyway) has no liner notes. Does anyone know more about the bacground of the song.
Queen among the Heather is also a fine song, I had never thought about it in exactly that way before. If John Riley appeals to you, Jack Monroe, Across the Rocky Mountains and Pretty Little Miss out in the Garden are on the same theme, and they gotta be in the DT. Cousin Emmy has a great version of Pretty Little Miss out in the Garden, does anyone know where that can be found.