“Henry and Nancy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1951 (Peacock)
Keywords: courting love homicide suicide dream father mother ghost prison
Found in: Canada(Newf)


Henry courts Nancy. Her parents lock her in their castle. Nancy writes Henry a letter. He dreams of her and wakes to find her letter. He goes to the castle, kills her, and kills himself. Her parents blame themselves. Nancy's ghost blames her mother.


  1. Peacock, pp. 675-676, "Henry and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9943
  3. BI, Pea675