“The Indian Hunter (I)”


"Oh come with me in my light canoe While the sea is calm and the sky is blue, Come with me for I long to go To the isle where mango apples grow. Then come with me and give my love...." The hunter describes how he will care for the girl


Randolph's text sounds like a cross between "Gum Tree Canoe" and Christopher Marlowe. Ick. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Randolph 781, "The Indian Hunter" (1 short text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2843
  3. BI, R781


Author: Words: Eliza Cook / Music: Henry Russell ?
Earliest date: 1941 (Randolph); the Cook/Russell sheet music (which I cannot verify as the same song) was published 1836/7
Keywords: love travel home hunting
Found in: US(So)