Davis, Arthur Kyle, Jr. Traditional Ballads of Virginia. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929. 577
Mrs. Nancy Kitts and Miss Rosa Tickle, Bland, VA, 1923
This is the first verse of "Lord Daniel's Wife," a variant of "Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard". Child ballad #81. Also in Seeger, Ruth Crawford, American Folk Songs for Children and Erdei, Peter and Katalin Komlos, 150 American Folk Songs for Children.