“Ellen of Aberdeen”


"My earthly pleasures now are fled, My joyful days are done, Since Ellen in her grave was laid...." Orphaned at 11, the girl grew sick at 17 before she could marry the singer. He sees to her burial, and now waits to join her in heaven


  1. Ord, pp. 400-401, "Ellen of Aberdeen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2179
  3. BI, Ord400


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Keywords: love orphan death burial
Found in: Britain(Scotland)