“The Banks of Allan Water”

Alternate titles: “Allan Water”; “The Miller's Daughter”
Author: Matthew Lewis (1775-1818) ?
Earliest date: 1896 (Family Star & Herald)
Keywords: love courting soldier betrayal death

Description

"By the banks of Allan Water When the sweet springtime did fall, There I saw the miller's lovely daughter, Fairest of them all." By autumn, the girl has been betrayed by her soldier love and grieves; by winter, she is dead

Notes

Quoted by Hardy in _Far from the Madding Crowd_ (1874). - RBW

Broadsides

References

  1. DT, ALANWATR*
  2. Roud #4260
  3. BI, DTalanwa