Historic Sheet Music Collection

Title

Red Wing

Document Type

Score

Publication Date

1907

Comments

“Red Wing”

(An Indian Fable.)

Words by Thurland Chattaway.

Music by Kerry Mills.

New York: F. A. Mills (1907)

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Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
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 away the day;
She loved a warrior bold, this shy little maid of old,
But brave and gay, he rode one day to battle far away.

[Chorus]
Now, the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing,
The breeze is sighing, the night bird’s crying,
For afar ‘neath his star her brave is sleeping,
While Red Wing’s weeping her heart away.
Now, the moon shines tonight on pretty Red Wing,
the breeze is sighing, the night bird’s crying,
For a far ‘neath his star her brave is sleeping,
While red Wing’s weeping her heart away.

[Verse 2]
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 coming by and by;
But when all the braves returned, the heart of Red Wing yearned,
For far, far away, her warrior of gay, fell bravely in the fray.

[Chorus]

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