“The Mill, Mill O”


"Beneath a green shade I found a fair maid, Was sleeping sound and still." The singer has his way with her, then departs to fight in Flanders. Ten years later, he returns to find that she has a child and knows not the father. He marries her


  1. Ord, p. 165, "The Mill, Mill, O" (1 text)
  2. Roud #8486
  3. BI, Ord165


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1803 (_Scots Musical Museum_ #242)
Found in: Britain(Scotland)