“Bordon's Grove”


The singer wanders by Bordon's Grove and hears a girl lamenting. He courts her; she says she is waiting for Johnny. He asks about Johnny, and she says he was wounded in Flanders. She sees his love token, and declares they will never meet again


The Sam Henry version of this is very fragmentary; there is little real deceit. Presumably more happened in the original versions. - RBW


  1. SHenry H529, pp. 320-321, "Bordon's Grove" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2322
  3. BI, HHH529


Alternate titles: “Borland's Groves”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland