“Holly Bough, The/The Maid of Altibrine”


"In Altibrine there lives a maid, a maid of beauty rare, The violet or primrose with her never could compare." He praises her beauty, and offers to take her away. The girl (?) says that her dowry is too small. He says that the holly will never fade


  1. SHenry H111, pp. 229-230, "The Holly Bough/The Maid of Altibrine" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7981
  3. BI, HHH111


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