“Jamie and Nancy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1938 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love father mother separation dream reunion
Found in: Ireland

Description

Jamie and Nancy meet; she reports that her parents "had proved severe." He tells her that she is always welcome to him. She dreams Jamie is slain, and sets out to find him. When she does, they agree to marry

Notes

I have to think there is something missing in this song -- presumably something which parts the two lovers. But until another version turns up, we can hardly reconstruct it. - RBW

References

  1. SHenry H738, p. 478, "Jamie and Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9056
  3. BI, HHH738