"O as I came in by Inverness-shire, It was to view the brave Loch Ness, It was there I met wi' a fair young maiden...." The singer tries to induce her to marry. She says she had her chance years ago, and refused. He urges her to change her mind.


This sounds like it ought to have a broken-token-and-reunion ending, but in the Stewart version at least, it ends with the girl rejecting the sailor and the sailor saying she should change her mind. - RBW


  • Belle Stewart, "Inverness-shire" (on SCStewartsBlair01)


  1. Roud #6856
  2. BI, RcInvSh


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1985 (recording, Belle Stewart)
Found in: Britain(Scotland(Aber))