“Cahan's Shaden Glen”


The singer goes rambling and sees beautiful "Eliza of Cahan's shaden glen." Hecourts her, but "She will not condescend; I have no gold in store." He wishes her well and departs, wishing he could have gained her favor


Very possibly not traditional; Sam Henry did not list a source, and no other traditional versions are known. - RBW


  1. SHenry H538, pp. 364-365, "Cahan's Shady Glen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #6882
  3. BI, HHH538


Author: Francey Heaney?
Earliest date: 1934 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland