“Corunna's Lone Shore (Wandering Nellie)”

Author: Andrew Sharpe
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: love death soldier battle burial ghost separation mourning
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"Do you weed for the woes of poor wandering Nellie? I love you for that, but I love now no more. All I had long ago lies entomb'd with my Billy, Whose grave rises green on Corunna's lone shore." She describes his battle death, wishing to see his ghost

Historical references

References

  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 81-83, "Corunna's Lone Shore" (1 text)
  2. Roud #13114
  3. BI, FVS081