Ellen of Aberdeen

DESCRIPTION: "My earthly pleasures now are fled, My joyful days are done, Since Ellen in her grave was laid...." Orphaned at 11, the girl grew sick at 17 before she could marry the singer. He sees to her burial, and now waits to join her in heaven
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Greig/Duncan6)
KEYWORDS: love orphan death burial
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #62, p. 2, "Ellen of Aberdeen" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan6 1235, "Ellen of Aberdeen" (15 texts, 9 tunes)
Ord-BothySongsAndBallads, pp. 400-401, "Ellen of Aberdeen" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #2179
cf. "Greenland" (tune, per Greig/Duncan6)
The Pride o' Aiberdeen
Nellie o' Aiberdeen
File: Ord400

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