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VP_001313 Verse 1Once an Indian loved a chieftain's daughter, Sweet sixteen, quite serene, an Indian Queen; Though she liked the brave who came to court her, Feather Queen, was a sad coquette, like girls I've seen! She said "It's true, you've come to woo, and I love you! But still, you see, the man for me, a swell must be; 'Tis the pale face ways I love!" Then he vowed by stars above, That none but he should win this pretty Feather Queen! Chorus 1When day is ended, And sunset splendid, Bathes all the prairie, In gold and green! Then I'll come to you, To fondly woo you, Dear prairie fairy, My Feather Queen! Verse 2Then the Indian caught his fleetest pony, Rode away, without delay, to town that day; Bought some clothes that made him look real "tony," Then returned, to his Feather Queen, for whose love he yearned. But, what a shame, for when he came, she took the blame, And in distress, cried "change that dress, for I confess, You can't make a pale face man, Of a trueborn Indian! You've won my heart, I'll be your little Feather Queen!
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McKinley, Mabel, "Feather Queen : Also published as an Intermezzo March-Two-Step" (1905). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 429.