“The Maid of Seventeen”


The singer steps up to a beautiful girl and says that she entices him. She answers that she is only seventeen, and knows nothing of courting. He offers her a lesson in the subject. She says he should not visit her; she will return in a week


  • Robert Cinnamond, "The Maid of Seventeen" (on IRRCinnamond02)


  1. SHenry H144, p. 270, "The Maid of Seventeen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: John Moulden, Songs of Hugh McWilliams, Schoolmaster, 1831 (Portrush,1993), p. 11, "The Maid of Seventeen"
  3. Roud #2958
  4. BI, HHH144


Author: Hugh McWilliams (source: Moulden-McWilliams)
Earliest date: 1831 (according to Moulden-McWilliams)
Found in: Ireland