Crazy Jane
 


Citation

Matthew Gregory Lewis, 1775-1818, “Crazy Jane,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed May 26, 2022, https://omeka.library.appstate.edu/items/show/31444.


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Title

Crazy Jane

Description

One leaf typewritten on the front side. The document is in good physical condition. The document was laminated. There is a significant lamination-related crease at the top edge. There is one handwritten textual correction.

Subject

Popular music -- England Unrequited love -- Songs and music Mental illness -- Songs and music Warnings -- Songs and music

Creator

Matthew Gregory Lewis, 1775-1818

Publisher

W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Appalachian State University

Date Created

4/30/2007

Contributor

I. G. Greer

Rights

The images and audio files contained in the "So Mote It Ever Be: The Folksong Heritage of North Carolina's Northern Blue Ridge Mountains" collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use, provided that proper citation is used (e.g. I. G. Greer/W. Amos Abrams Manuscript Files Series, Folksong Files Subseries. W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection. Special Collections. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Any commercial use of the materials without the written permission of Appalachian State University is strictly prohibited. Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.

Format

pdf

Language

English
English

Type

Typescript

Transcription

Crazy Jane

Why, fair maid, in every feature,
Are such signs of fear exprest?
Can a wandering, wretched creature,
With such terror fill thy breast?
Do my frenzied looks alarm thee?
Trust me sweet, thy fears are vain,
Not for kingdoms would I harm thee,
Shun not then poor Crazy Jane.

Dost thou weep to see my anguish?
Mark me, and avoid my woe,
When men flatter, sigh, and languish,
Think them false—I found them so,
For I loved—ah! so sincerely,
None could ever love again,
But the youth I loved so dearly,
Stole the wits of Crazy Jane.

Fondly my young heart received him,
Which was doomed to love but one:
He sighed—he vowed—and I believed him,
He was false and I am undone.
From that hour has reason never,
Held her empire over my brain:
Henry fled—with him forever,
Fled the wits of Crazy Jane.

Now forlorn and broken-hearted,
And with frenzied thought beset,
On that spot where last we parted,
On that spot where first we met,
Still I sing my lovelorn ditty,
Still I slowly pace the plain,
While each passerby, in pity,
Cries, God help thee, Crazy Jane.

Classification Title

Crazy Jane

Document Title

Crazy Jane

Alternate Geographic Location

London, England

Associated Date

1800

Dimensions - Original

213 mm x 276 mm

Upload Date

2013-10-18

File name

113_CrazyJane_ocr

Transcription Date

2006-06-20

Transcribed By

Paul L. Robertson