“Janet Jamieson”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: courting seduction betrayal abandonment death soldier exile warning
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

Listeners are warned of the sad fate of Janet Jamieson. A rich hunter sees the beautiful girl and begs her to come with him. At last he convinces her -- but a week later casts her out. She wanders alone, then dies. He is killed in Hindustan

Notes

This song has the curious characteristic of being a warning song that doesn't really warn against any particular action. - RBW

References

  1. Ord, pp. 470-471, "Janet Jamieson" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5623
  3. BI, Ord470