“The Star of Glengary”


"The red moon is up o'er the moss-covered mountain." Donald goes to "Logan's bright water" to propose to "Mary, the star of Glengary," knowing his competition is the rich miller. She apparently accepts since she is "a gude wife to me."


LOCSheet, sm1877 08720: "composed by Charles W Pette" may refer to the arranger.

Broadside LOCSinging as113120: J. Andrews dating per _Studying Nineteenth-Century Popular Song_ by Paul Charosh in American Music, Winter 1997, Vol 15.4, Table 1, available at FindArticles site. - BS


  • Bodleian, Harding B 11(3541), "The Star of Glengary", G Walker (Durham), 1797-1834; also Harding B 11(3326), Harding B 11(3645), Harding B 11(3646), Harding B 11(3647), Harding B 17(301b), Johnson Ballads 1097, 2806 c.14(128), "The Star of Glengarry"; Harding B 20(33), Harding B 11(3574), Harding B 18(716), Harding B 26(626), "The Star of Glengary"
  • LOCSheet, sm1877 08720, "The Star of Glengary", Spear & Dehnhoff (New York), 1877 (tune)
  • LOCSinging, as113120, "The Star of Glengary", J. Andrews (New York), 1853-1859; also sb40474a, "The Star of Glengary"
  • Murray, Mu23-y1:075, "The Star of Glengary", James Lindsay (Glasgow), 19C
  • NLScotland, L.C.178.A.2(299), "The Star of Glengary", unknown, c.1860; also L.C.Fol.70(1a), "The Star of Glengary"


  1. O'Conor, p. 11, "The Star of Glengary" (1 text)
  2. Roud #13901
  3. BI, OCon011


Author: unknown
Earliest date: before 1835 (broadside, Bodleian Harding B 11(3541))
Keywords: courting wife river money