Maude, Billy & Mr. D (CD)Maude, Billy & Mr. D – A Folk Opera – (CD)
Katydid Books & Music – 1956-1981

In 1956, I read an intriguing Western short story in the Saturday Evening Post, “The Rider on the Pale Stallion”, by Helen Eustis. In 1990, I transformed it into lyrics and music and gave it a different title. I consider it my best work; and performed it many times in concert to a spellbound audience. The rest of the story is told in my blog.

(Read the full story in Katie’s blog here)


Maude, Billy & Mr. D – A Folk OperaSong titles

Mr. D Comes to Town (3 parts)
Maude’s Ride
Mr. D’s Granny
Three Questions
Three Questions Answered

When I First Came to Town (jig)
Twice Around the World & Back
Billy-be-damn & His Forty-Four
Maude Sees the Light
Maude’s Lullaby


Anyone interested in learning more about Katie Lee or obtaining copies of her works can contact the Cline Library Special Collections and Archives at or 928-523-5551.