“The Maid of Altaveedan”


"I met her on the brow of Altaveedon Hill, The lambs were calling after her to stay there." He describes the hills and her, saying "There's a head of gold far lovelier than yon hill." Her beauty has enraptured the singer; he will wander no more


  1. SHenry H603, p. 239, "The Maid of Altaveedan" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9474
  3. BI, HHH603


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Sam Henry collection)
Keywords: love beauty
Found in: Ireland