I assume these verses are from Ward's recording. Aslo the last line should be: Go and tell my true love, I (can't) hold the wheel.
This song and June Apple were kicking around since late 1800's in the Galax area. Tommy Jarrell learned June Apple From his father Ben.
"Edden Hammons, who recorded "Train on the Island" was born about 1874. Louis Watson Chappell recorded him in mid-August 1947, making him about 73. Note that the birth year is an approximation." Kerry Blech
This seem to be an old song. June Apple doesn't appear in Meade. Why?