“The Banks of the Tweed”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1952 (IRPTunney01)
Keywords: sex nonballad sheep marriage music
Found in: Ireland


Mary says that her Willie "plays on his flute" but he'd stop if he knew she were here. Willie meets her. She complains that she hasn't seen him recently. He proposes that they "straightway repair" "to the alter of Hymen" to "join hearts and hands"


Omitted from the description: Mary and Willie are both out tending their sheep. - BS



  1. Tunney-SongsThunder, pp. 111-112, "The Banks of the Tweed" (1 text)
  2. BI, RcTBotT