“Lily of the Lake”


Singer describes the beauties of Lake Champlain, then the beauty of fair Mary, who glides on its waters. He sits down by her, proposes to her; she accepts with a blinding smile -- "She is the lovely Mary, the Lily of the Lake."


This was only collected from tradition once, but it was from Yankee John Galusha, and that's good enough for me. - PJS


  • Pete Seeger, "Lily of the Lake" (on PeteSeeger29)


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (recording, Pete Seeger)
Keywords: courting love beauty
Found in: US(MA)