"Cherokee Maiden" is a Western swing love song written by Cindy Walker. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus:
My little Cherokee Maiden, I love her so.
And though we're far apart,
I know I'll never be tradin' my love for her,
For anybody else's heart.
"Cherokee Maiden" became one of Walker's first hits when it was recorded by Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys in 1941 (OKeh 6568).
It has been recorded numerous times since, topping the charts for Merle Haggard in 1976, and winning a Grammy in 2001 for Asleep At The Wheel.