“Highland Jane”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: death separation marriage mourning
Found in: Ireland

Description

The singer overhears another cry, "I have lost my bonny bride, My bonny blooming hielan' Jane." He describes her beauty. She was taken away soon after marriage. He hopes that death will soon take him as well

References

  1. SHenry H477, p. 140, "Hielan' Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2554
  3. BI, HHH477