"Juanita, I must leave you, I have come to say farewell." She says that, if he loves her, he will never leave her. He claims he didn't think she would get so involved. The next morning, he is found dead with her dagger in his heart


"What we have here is a failure to communicate." - PJS

The middle stanzas of this piece are almost identical in meaning (except with genders reversed) to "She Said She Was Only Flirting," though the wording is somewhat different. The endings, however, are completely different.

Logsdon mentions the minor but interesting fact that Juanita Brooks, the great historian of the Mountain Meadows Massacre, was named after the heroine of this song. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Fife-Cowboy/West 51, "Juanita" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Logsdon 35, pp. 195-199, "Juanita" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #11210
  4. BI, FCW051


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1966
Found in: US(SW)