“The Lady of the Lake (The Banks of Clyde II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1928 (Mackenzie); c.1850 (broadside, Bodleian 2806 c.16(54))
Keywords: love death wreck ship disguise
Found in: Canada(Mar,Newf) Britain(Scotland) Ireland


The singer walks up to a girl and asks her why she is weeping. She says that the Lady of the Lake, carrying her true love, was wrecked off Newfoundland. He tells her that Willie is dead, and gives her his last message, but then reveals that he is Willie


Leyden: "Total saved 34; perished 197; total 234" with a list of those saved, including Captain Grant and at least one William. - BS

For more details on the casualties, see "The Loss of the Lady of the Lake." - RBW

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  1. Laws N41, "The Lady of the Lake (The Banks of Clyde)"
  2. Doerflinger, pp. 302-303, "The Lady of the Lake" (1 text)
  3. SHenry H765, pp. 312-313, "The Lady of the Lake" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Peacock, pp. 928-930, "Liza Gray" (1 texts, 2 tunes)
  5. Mackenzie 67, "The Lady of the Lake" (1 text)
  6. DT 466, LADYLAKE
  7. Roud #1886
  8. BI, LN41