“Braiding Her Glossy Black Hair”

Author: Words: Andrew Doey
Earliest date: 1933 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love beauty
Found in: Ireland


The April sun is shining, the larks singing, when the singer seeds Mary as he heads off to work. His heart is ensnared as he watches her braid her hair. Others report that he is never the same cheerful worker again; he is distracted by dreams of Mary


  1. SHenry H493, pp. 237-238, "Braiding Her Glossy Black Hair" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9472
  3. BI, HHH493