“The Shepherd on the Hill”


"Whaur Gairn's bonnie mountain strea Fa's into winding Dee, Aft 'mang the shady birks we've met, My shepherd lad and me." He sets out to meet her on a cold winter's night, but never appears. At last his frozen body is found.

Cross references


  1. Ford-Vagabond, pp. 293-294, "The Shepherd on the Hill" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5646
  3. BI, FVS293


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904 (Ford)
Keywords: love courting death
Found in: Britain(Scotland)