“The Maiden's Lament (I)”


The girl laments that her parents have denied her poor lover's proposal of marriage. She bids farewell to parents, friends and foes. "Come all you fair maids like me a-dying, It's now I'm taking my last farewell." She believes her death is near.


  1. Karpeles-Newfoundland 82, "The Maiden's Lament" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #2305
  3. BI, KaNew082


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Karpeles-Newfoundland)
Found in: Canada(Newf)