“Bonnie Woodha'”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1911 (Grieg)
Keywords: mining soldier separation injury desertion
Found in: Ireland Britain(Scotland)


The singer and his Annie must part; he is a soldier and has been called away. His regiment goes into battle and he is wounded. He says he would recover better if Annie were there. He regrets leaving the collier's trade. (He thinks of deserting)


  1. SHenry H476, p. 84-85, "Bonnie Woodha'" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Ord, p. 310, "Sweet Calder Burn; or Bonnie Woodha'" (1 text)
  3. Roud #3778
  4. BI, HHH476