Skerry's Blue-Eyed Jane

DESCRIPTION: The singer rides up to a "lovely maid," and asks if she will come away with him. She refuses; she loves another. He says her love is married. She says he lies, and if her love were here, he would slay the singer. The singer reveals that he is her love
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: love courting separation reunion disguise
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
SHenry H737, pp. 309-310, "Skerry's Blue-Eyed Jane" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #3816
cf. "John (George) Riley (I)" [Laws N36] and references there
File: HHH737

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