“King David had a Pleasant Dream”


A soldier asks for a kiss. The girl refuses; her mother has told her to avoid soldiers. He replies with the story of David, who began as a shepherd but ended as a king and the killer of Goliath. The girl decides to kiss him after all


  1. Laws O16, "King David had a Pleasant Dream"
  2. Belden, p 170, "King David had a Pleasant Dream" (1 text)
  3. SharpAp 175, "The Slighted Soldier" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. DT 478, KNGDAVID
  5. Roud #988
  6. BI, LO16


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1905 (Belden)
Keywords: soldier courting Bible
Found in: US(Ap,So)