“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)


"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Historical references


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