“The Flower of Glenleary”


"Oh, Crossgar's sunny hills are bespangled with flowers," but the singer yearns for Mary, the flower of Glenleary. He describes her beauty, and asks, "Fair maid of my dreams, did we meet here to sever?" He prays that she will be his

Cross references

  • cf. "The Braes of Balquhidder" (tune)


  1. SHenry H22a, pp. 232-233, "The Flower of Glenleary" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7986
  3. BI, HHH022a


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love courting rejection
Found in: Ireland