“The Braes of Sweet Kilhoyle”


The singer asks his listeners to hear him sing of Kilhoyle. He describes how all the boys and girls play there, admits that "Sometimes I work, more times I rest" there. He describes all the towns you can see, and says the locals are always friends in need


  1. SHenry H464, pp. 167-168, "The Braes of Sweet Kilhoyle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #13480
  3. BI, HHH464


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1932 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: home nonballad