“James and Flora (Flora and Jim, The United Lovers)”


Flora asks James to leave sailing. He won't. She breaks a ring and gives half to him. She dresses as a sailor and follows him until he is discharged. She tells the captain the story. The captain gives them gold to get married.

Cross references


  • Bodleian, Firth c.12(254), "James and Flora," H. Such (London), 1849-1862; also Harding B 11(3887), "James and Flora"; Firth b.26(446), "James and Flora" or "The United Lovers"; 2806 c.15(60)[some illegible words], Firth c.12(256), "James and Flora United"
  • Murray, Mu23-y2:048, "James and Flora" unknown (Glasgow), 19C


  1. Peacock, pp. 190-191, "Flora and Jim" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #1701
  3. BI, Pea190


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1863 (broadside, Bodleian Firth c.12(254))
Found in: Canada(Newf)