“Annie of the Vale”


"I'm lonely and weary, Without thee I'm dreary, Sighing for thy sweet melting voice." The singer begs, "Come, come, come, love, come... Dear Anna, sweet Anna of the vale." He will go to be a soldier; if he dies, he hope to meet her in heaven

Cross references

  • cf. "The Reason Why" (tune, per broadsides Bodleian Harding B 11(3238), 2806 c.15(284) and Firth b.28(13) -- assuming that's the same "Annie of the Vale")


  1. Belden, pp. 222-223, "Annie of the Vale" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7950
  3. BI, Beld222


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1909 (Belden)
Found in: US(So)