“Her Bonny Blue E'e”


The singer describes the beautiful girl "doon by the burn brae," and admits to thinking of her bonny blue eyes when he should be saying his prayers. But he is going across the sea; he must leave her for another to wed. He wishes her happiness


Sam Henry claims this is a Scottish song. The only evidence for this is the dialect. The plot seems more typically Irish. - RBW


  1. SHenry H71, pp. 246-247, "Her Bonnie Blue E'e" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13336
  3. BI, HHH071


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland