“My Bonnie Wee Hen”


The singer had a fine hen; it laid two eggs a day. But it went out to seek food and was killed. The owner will punish the killers; "I wasna half so sorry the night my husband died." She invites others to the funeral


  1. SHenry H94, p.17 , "My Bonnie Wee Hen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9054
  3. BI, HHH094


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1925 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: chickens death burial
Found in: Ireland