“Nellie Moore”


"In a low green valley where the birds so sweetly sing... Of a summer eve we' launch our little boat. The singer recalls happy days with Nellie, but "Oh, I miss you, Nellie Moore, and my hapiness is o'er... For you've gone from the little cottage home."


Shellans suspects that this may be derived from "Darling Nelly Gray," and certainly there are quite a few verbal similarities. But this clearly qualifies as a separate song. - RBW


  1. Shellans, pp. 32-33, "Nellie Moore" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7326
  3. BI, Shel032


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Shellans)
Found in: US(SE)