The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #48215   Message #722612
Posted By: JohnInKansas
04-Jun-02 - 02:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Leprosy/Jealousy and Red Wing
Subject: Lyr Add: RED WING (Thurland Chattaway, Kerry Mills
Red Wing
Words by Thurland Chattaway
Music by Kerry Mills
The Real Best Little Fake Book Ever, Hal Leonard Publishing Corp

There once lived an Indian Maid
A shy little prairie maid
Who sang a - lay, a love song gay
As on the plain she'd while-a-way-the day
She loved a warrior bold
This shy little maid of old
But brave and gay, he rode one day
To battle far a way

Now the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing
The breeze is sighing
The night bird's crying
For a far 'neathe his star her brave is sleeping
while Red Wing's weeping
Her heart away.

She watched for him day and night
She kept all the campfires bright
And under the sky, each night she would lie,
And dream about his com-ing-by-and-by;
But when all the braves returned,
The heart of Red Wing yearned
For far, far away, her war-ri-or gay
Fell bravely in the fray