“The Willow Tree (I)”


Four farmers discover a man weeping by a grave. He tells that he had married Fanny just before he went to sea. She was told he had died, and married another. When he came home to see her, she died. He sits by her grave, and soon dies himself.


  1. SHenry H789, pp. 419-420, "The Willow Tree" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #7965
  3. BI, HHH789


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1939 (Sam Henry collection)
Found in: Ireland