“Alison and Willie”


Alison invites Willie to her wedding. He will not come except as the groom. She tells him that if he leaves, she will ignore him forever. He sets out slowly and sadly, sees an omen, and dies for love. A letter arrives, halting the wedding. Alison too dies


  1. Child 256, "Alison and Willie" (1 text, 1 tune) {Bronson's [#1]}
  2. Bronson 256, "Alison and Willie" (1 version)
  3. Leach, pp. 625-626, "Alison and Willie" (1 text)
  4. Roud #245
  5. BI, C256


Author: unknown
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Bord))