“The Lovely Banks of Boyne”


The singer is courted by Jimmie, who wins his way into her heart and her bed but then abandons her. She hears that he is married to a rich lady in London. She must remain in Dublin, far from her love and her home by the Boyne


The following broadsides could not be read and verified: Bodleian, Harding B 11(3079), "Poor Flora on the Banks of the Boyne," J. Catnach (London), 1813-1838; Bodleian, Harding B 11(3078), "Poor Flora on the Banks of the Boyne," J. Pitts (London), 1819-1844 - BS


  • Bodleian, Firth b.26(316), "Poor Flora on the Banks of Boyne," H. Such (London), 1863-1885


  1. Laws P22, "The Lovely Banks of the Boyne"
  2. Morton-Ulster 17, "The Banks of the Boyne" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Mackenzie 160, "The Lovely Banks of Boyne" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Dean, pp. 104-105, "The Banks of Boyne" (1 text)
  5. DT 504, LOVLBOYN
  6. Roud #995
  7. BI, LP22


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1886 (broadside, Bodleian Firth b.26(316))
Found in: Canada(Mar) Ireland US(MW)