“The Bonnie Wee Lass of the Glen”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting rejection beauty
Found in: Ireland


The singer goes "up to a neat little cottage" and is amazed at the beauty of the girl living here. When he courts her, she accuses him of flattery and deception, and says she is too young to marry. He wishes her happiness and hopes to change her mind

Cross references


  1. SHenry H14a, pp. 356-357, "The Bonnie Wee Lass of the Glen" (1 text, 2 tunes)
  2. Roud #6879
  3. BI, HHH014a