“Nancy (I)”


The singer offers Nancy his love while confessing his lack of wealth. She is not interested. By the time she changes her mind he has found another love. Nancy warns others against her mistake

Cross references


  • Marie Hare, "Jenny Dear" (on MRMHare01)


  1. Laws P11, "Nancy I"
  2. Creighton/Senior, pp. 189-190, "Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Karpeles-Newfoundland 60, "Proud Nancy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Manny/Wilson 77, "Jenny Dear" (1 text, 1 tune)
  5. DT 733, DRNANCY*
  6. Roud #1002
  7. BI, LP11


Alternate titles: “Dearest Nancy”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Karpeles-Newfoundland)
Found in: Canada(Mar,Newf)