“Shannon's Flowery Banks”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1839 (Croker-PopularSongs)
Keywords: infidelity promise war separation pressgang


Teddy and Patty, the singer, exchange vows of "eternal truth." He is impressed "just when we named next morning fair To be our wedding day." At war's end he does not return: "my Teddy's false and I forlorn"


Croker-PopularSongs: "The music of this song was by Mr Carter, a member ofthe choir of Cloyne, who also composed the beautiful and well-known melody of 'O, Nannie, wilt thou gang with me?'" - BS



  1. Croker-PopularSongs, pp. 289-292, "Shannon's Flowery Banks" (1 text)
  2. Roud #17000
  3. BI, CrPS289