“Lovely Nancy (VI)”


The singer courts Nancy. She and her mother reject me. Nancy marries "a boasty captain." He meet her walking in the fields; she bows her head and turns away. She knows she would have been happier with him. Young girls don't "throw your first love away"


Floating lines shared with The Banks of Sweet Primroses: Come all young girls I pray take warning, Don't ever throw your first love away, For there's many a dark and cloudy morning Brings forth a pleasant sunshiny day." - BS

Cross references


  1. Peacock, p. 477, "Lovely Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9792
  3. BI, Pea477


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)