“Lovely Annie”


Annie promisedsto be true but while the singer is in "the North Highlands to work by the day" she marries someone else. He would have preferred transportation. His "mind turns to madness since Annie's away" His master threatens to send him to Bedlam.

Cross references

  • cf. "False Mallie" (theme: a man driven "mad" by a woman's infidelity)
  • cf. "The Green Bushes, The [Laws P2]," particularly the "Nut Bushes" version (theme: a man driven "mad" by a woman's infidelity)


  1. Tunney-StoneFiddle, pp. 163-164, "Lovely Annie" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5331
  3. BI, TSF164


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1979 (Tunney-StoneFiddle)
Found in: Ireland