“Nancy Till”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1915 (Brown)
Keywords: love courting ship river
Found in: US(SE)


"Down in the cane brake close by the mill" lives pretty Nancy Till. The singer goes to serenade her, asking her to come along; "I'll row the boat while the boat rows me." When they part, he bids her to be ready the next time he arrives in the boat



  1. BrownIII 409, "Nancy Till" (1 text plus a fragment and mention of 1 more)
  2. Roud #2836
  3. BI, Br409