From her 1980 lp "Canadian Folk Sound with LaRena" The earliest known printed broadsides of this song go back to the 1880s. It's a "returned lover song".
Sailor meets girl on the Banks of Inverness who is still faithful to her true love Willie. He suggests to her that Willie is in a Turkish prison. When she maintains her fidelity, he says "Just kidding - I AM Willie!" She marries him anyway.
|Title||Banks of Inverness (The)|
|Subject||Social Life & Love Songs of LaRena Clark|
|Keywords||broken token returned lover|
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