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Thread #18975   Message #624405
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
09-Jan-02 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Alternate Red River Valley
ER... it's very similar, but one line that doesn't appear, that I remember very clearly, in a verse that mentions the 'lay your head on the white maiden's breast (thanks for jogging that line out of the depths), is 'remember, the red maiden loved you the best', and the chorus started 'then linger a while, e're you leave me'.

She's definately red, not dark, although it may have been bowdlerised to make it more palatable for those who could cope with African American but not Native American affairs.