“The Foggy Dew (II)”


The singer goes out one morning and spies a beautiful girl. He asks her to marry. At first she hints of another lover, but when he approaches her again, she agrees to marry "if I know that you'll be true."

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Foggy Dew (II), The
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The Foggy Dew

From Norman Cazden, Herbert Haufrecht, Norman Studer, Folk Songs
of the Catskills, #76, p. 289. From the singing of George Edwards.

Over the hills I went one morn,
A loveli maid I spied
With her coal-black hair and her mantle so green,
An image to proceive.
Says I, "Dear girl, will you be my bride?"
And she lifter her eyes of blue,
She smiled and said, "My boy, I'm to wed,
I'm to meet him in the foggy dew."

(1 additional stanza)


Although there are occasional similarities of both text and tune, this piece is not to be confused with Laws O3, "The Foggy Dew (The Bugaboo)." - RBW

Cross references

  • cf."The Foggy Dew (III)" (tune)


  1. FSCatskills 76, "The Foggy Dew" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Peacock, pp. 520-521, "Foggy Dew" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Silber-FSWB, p. 147, "The Foggy Dew" (1 text)
  4. ST FSC76 (Partial)
  5. Roud #973
  6. BI, FSC76


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1910
Keywords: love courting
Found in: US(MA) Canada(Newf)