“In Low Germanie”


"As I sailed past Jura's isle, Among the waters lone, I heard a voice, a sweet low voice Atween a sigh and moan" as a girl with babes on her knee laments her husband fighting in Germany. Her brothers and her love have all been called away


Ord credits this to Allan Cunningham, and it's perfectly reasonable to assume Cunningham padded out a fragment of an existing song (probably "High Germany"). I do think there was that traditional fragment, though. - RBW

Cross references


  1. Ord, pp. 360-361, "The Wars o' Germanie" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5609
  3. BI, Ord360


Author: Allan Cunningham ?
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)