“The Highland Maid”


"Again the laverock seeks the sky And warbles dimly seen... Nae mair can cheer this heart forlorn, Or charm the Highland Maid." "My true love fell by Charlie's side." Her home is lonesome, her sleep troubled; the girl hopes to join him in the grave


Ord attributes this to William Blair, listed as being born in 1880. Given how often the song shows up in Grieg, I have to think either the name or the date wrong. - RBW

Cross references

  • cf. "The Harp that Once through Tara's Halls" (tune)


  1. Ord, p. 297, "The Highland Maid" (1 text)
  2. Roud #2183
  3. BI, Ord297


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Ord)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)