“The Maid from the Carn Brae”


The singer recalls the other girls described in songs -- the girl in the Galway shawl, the girl from the County, Down, etc. -- but "she was queen alone, The maid from the Carn Brae." No amount of searching will reveal another such girl


Curiously, the singer in this song makes no attempt to court the girl; he just describes her as irresistable. - RBW


  1. SHenry H704, p. 241, "The Maid from the Carn Brae" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9478
  3. BI, HHH704


Author: James O'Kane
Earliest date: 1937 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: beauty music
Found in: Ireland