“American Woods”


William is forced into the army by the parents of his sweetheart. In America he is murdered by Indians. His ghost appears to his sweetheart in Scotland, saying he will wander until she joins him. Within a week she too is dead


  1. Laws M36, "American Woods"
  2. Creighton-NovaScotia 99, "American Woods" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. DT 588, AMERWOOD
  4. Roud #1809
  5. BI, LM36


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Creighton-NovaScotia)
Found in: Canada(Mar)