“Nancy Till”


"Down in the cane brake close by the mill" lives pretty Nancy Till. The singer goes to serenade her, asking her to come along; "I'll row the boat while the boat rows me." When they part, he bids her to be ready the next time he arrives in the boat


  • Eleazar Tillet, "Come Love Come" (on USWarnerColl01) [a true mess; the first verse is "Nancy Till", the chorus is "Come, Love, Come, the Boat Lies Low," and it uses part of "De Boatman Dance" as a bridge.)


  1. BrownIII 409, "Nancy Till" (1 text plus a fragment and mention of 1 more)
  2. Roud #2836
  3. BI, Br409


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1915 (Brown)
Keywords: love courting ship river
Found in: US(SE)