“I've Travelled This Country (Last Friday Evening)”


"I've traveled this country both early and late; Hard has been my fortune and sad has been my fate." He comes to his love's home and sees her with another man. He gets drunk and/or questions her and wishes he were a fisherman and could catch her

Cross references


  1. Belden, p. 194, "Last Friday Evening" (1 text)
  2. Scarborough-SongCatcher, p. 333, "Lovely Polly" (1 text; tune on p. 447)
  3. Roud #1795
  4. BI, Beld194


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Belden)
Keywords: love betrayal drink
Found in: US(Ap,SE,So)