Peggy-O / Pretty Peggy-O / Fennario
Composer: Traditional

Peggy-O occurs on recordings as Peggy-O, Pretty Peggy-O and Fennario (with spelling variations) and Marching To Fenario. All these recordings, regardless of the name used, are fairly similar. These appear to derive from the song collected by Cecil Sharp and published in English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians.

This song derives from the earlier Scottish traditional song Bonnie Lass of Fyvie-o. Fyvie is thought to have been a staging post between Aberdeen and Fort George in Scotland. This song does occur with a number of title variations. It is possible that Fennario is a corruption of Fyvie-o.

Similar traditional songs also occurred in the UK; Handsome Polly O and Bonny Barbara O, though these are less similar to the modern Peggy-O song.

The Grateful Dead first performed Peggy-O in December 1973. It was then played in every year through to 1995 usually no more than a dozen times each year though it was played more regularly during the 1977 to 1981 period. The last performance was on July 5, 1995.

The title Peggy-O is used on Grateful Dead recordings. The version of Peggy-O that is included in the Jerry Garcia box set All Good Things is a previously unreleased studio recordings from Spring 1979 and is given the title Fennario. The Fennario title is also used on concert recordings of The Dead and Phil Lesh & Friends.

Grateful Dead

info Dick's Picks, Vol. 15, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 20, 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 25, 2002
info Go To Nassau, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, 2004
info Beyond Description, 2004
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 1: 4/30/77, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 8: 12/10/73, 2005
info Terrapin Station, Grateful Dead, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)
info Go To Heaven, 2006 (bonus on exp. CD)
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 11: 6/20/91, 2006
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 4: Winterland 1978, 2008
info Road Trips Download: Philadelphia, Nov 5, 1979, 2008
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 4: Penn State/Cornell, 1980, 2010
info Dave's Picks Vol 1: Richmond, VA, 5/25/77, 2012
info Spring 1990 (box set), 2012
info May 1977 (box set), 2013
info Complete Studio Rarities Collection, 2013
info Dave's Picks Vol 15: Nashville, 4/22/78, 2015
info 30 Trips Around The Sun Box Set, 2015
info Capitol Theatre, 4/25/77, 2016
info Dave's Picks Vol 18, 2016
info July 1978 Complete, 2016
info May 1977: Get Shown the Light, 2017
info Dave's Picks Vol 23: Eugene, 1/22/78, 2017
info Pacific Northwest '73-'74: Complete Recordings, 2018
info Portland Mem. Col. 5/19/74, 2018
info Buffalo 5/9/77, 2020
info Dave's Picks Vol 40 Deer Creek, 7/18&19/90, 2021
info Dave's Picks Vol 45 Portland, 10/1 & 2/77, 2023
info Boston 5/7/77, 2023

Robert Hunter

info Boise, ID, July 1 , 2004, Robert Hunter, 2004

Jerry Garcia

info All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Jerry Garcia / Jerry Garcia Band, 2004
info Run for the Roses, Jerry Garcia Band, 2005 (bonus on exp. CD)

The Dead

info Columbia, MD, June 18, 2003
info Holmdel, NJ, June 25, 2003
info Morrison, CO, July 6, 2003
info Joliet, IL, August 2, 2003
info Darien Center, NY, August 8, 2003
info Mountain View, CA, September 19, 2003
info Oakland, CA, December 31, 2004
info Portland, OR, July 2, 2004
info Detroit, MI, July 27, 2004
info Holmdel, NJ, August 11, 2004
info Dead '09: Washington, DC, April 14, 2009
info Dead '09: Uniondale, NY, April 24, 2009
info Dead '09: Chicago, IL, May 4, 2009


info Dec 12, 2009, Asbury Park, NJ
info Feb 14, 2010, Ithaca, NY
info March 4, 2011, Boston, MA
info Oct 5, 2011, Los Angeles, CA
info Nov 20, 2011, St. Louis, MO
info April 17, 2012, New York, NY
info July 7, 2012, Philadelphia, PA
info October 5, 2012, Los Angeles, CA
info April 23, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info Sept 21, 2013, Morrison, CO

Dead & Company

info Flushing, NY, 26 June, 2016
info Boston, MA, 15 July, 2016
info Phoenix, AZ, 28 May, 2017
info Bristow, VA, 22 Jun, 2017
info Charlotte, NC, 28 Nov, 2017
info New Orleans, LA, 24 Feb, 2018
info Raleigh, NC, 9 Jun, 2018
info New York, NY, 16 Jun, 2018
info Eugene, OR, 30 Jun, 2018
info Los Angeles, CA, 7 July, 2018
info Riviera Maya, MX, 19 Jan, 2019
info Mountain View, CA, 31 May, 2019
info Bristow, VA, 26 Jun, 2019
info Uniondale, NY, 5 Nov, 2019
info Cancún, MX, 16 Jan, 2020
info Saratoga Springs, NY, Aug 27, 2021
info Dallas, TX, Oct 14, 2021
info Bristow, VA, July 8, 2022
info Burgettstown, PA, June 5, 2023


info St. Louis MO, September 16, 2004
info Baltimore, MD, November 2, 2005
info Jim Thorpe, PA, November 11, 2005
info Boca Raton, FL, November 19, 2005
info Phoenix, AZ, NM, December 4, 2005
info San Francisco, CA, December 13, 2005
info Washington, DC, March 27, 2006
info Milwaukee WI, October 21, 2006
info Westbury NY, October 31, 2006
info Lowell MA, November 10, 2006
info Las Vegas NV, February 11, 2007
info Syracuse NY, March 2, 2007
info Springfield MA, March 15, 2007
info Charlottesville VA, July 14, 2007
info Burgettstown PA, August 15, 2007
info Albany, NY, November 3, 2007
info Cleveland, OH, March 26, 2008
info Salt Lake City, UT, June 24, 2008
info San Jose, CA, July 9, 2008
info Wantagh, NY, August 13, 2008
info Richmond, VA, November 3, 2008
info Greensboro, NC, November 16, 2008
info Denver, CO, August 31, 2009
info New York, NY, October 20, 2009
info Negril, Jamaica, January 26, 2010
info Upper Darby, PA, February 14, 2014
info Boston, MA, February 25, 2014
info Milwaukee, WI, March 8, 2014
info Atlanta, GA, March 16, 2014
info Minneapolis, MN, June 13, 2014

Weir/Robinson/Greene Trio

info June 4, 2012, Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder, CO, 2012

Goose w/ Bob Weir

info Riviera Cancún, Mexico, Jan 15, 2023, Goose, 2023

Phil Lesh & Friends

info Instant Live: June 23, 2006, Tampa, FL, 2006
info Instant Live: July 2, 2006, Saratoga, NY, 2006
info Instant Live: July 15, 2006, Indianapolis, IN, 2006
info April 5, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info April 18, 2014, Las Vegas, NV, 2014
info November 15, 2014, Port Chester, NY, 2014
info March 18, 2015, Port Chester, NY, 2015
info October 28, 2016, Port Chester, NY, 2016

Bill Kreutzmann

info 7/13/21, Morrison, CO, Billy & The Kids, 2021

Other recordings

As Peggy-O
info Simple Gifts, George and Gerry Armstrong, 1961
info Balladeer, Hoyt Axton, 1962
info Greenback Dollar, Hoyt Axton, 1963
info Wednesday Morning 3 AM., Simon and Garfunkel, 1964
no info North Quarry Street Irregulars, North Quarry Street Irregulars, 196?
no info Dulcimer Man, Kevin Roth, 1982
no info Day the Earth Shook, Black Irish Band, 1989
info Collected Works, Simon and Garfunkel, 1990
no info Seaspiders, Seaspiders, 1996
info Old Friends, Simon & Garfunkel, 1997
info Give up the Ghost, Jim Gaudet, 1998
info Race You to the Sun, Zelig, 1998
no info A Touch of Renaissance, Mistress Bawd, 1998
info Tales from New York: The Very Best of Simon & Garfunkel, Simon & Garfunkel, 2000
info The Columbia Studio Recordings, 1964-1970, Simon & Garfunkel, 2001
no info A Tribute to Simon and Garfunkel, Various Artists (Robinson & Co.), 2001
no info Here Among Strangers, Siucra, 2002
info Buried Land: A Collection of Folk Song and Poetry, Jim Clark, 2003
no info Zac Brown With Alpine, Zac Brown With Alpine, 2003
info DSO Live: Dec 26, 2003, Chicago, IL, Dark Star Orchestra, 2004
info DSO Live: Jan 23, 2004, Columbus, OH, Dark Star Orchestra, 2004
info DSO Live: Mar 10, 2004, Pittston, PA, Dark Star Orchestra, 2004
info DSO Live: Mar 20, 2004, State College, PA, Dark Star Orchestra, 2004
no info Prettiest Girl in the County, Jeff Furman and Well Strung Wood, 2004
no info Simon and Grassfunkel, Various Artists, 2005
info Live At The Fillmore (DVD/CD), Dark Star Orchestra, 2005
info Where I Come From: Radio Mixes and Live Bonus, New Riders Of The Purple Sage, 2009
info The Wheel: A Musical Celebration of Jerry Garcia, Various Artists, 2011
info A Buck Dancer's Choice, Various Artists, 2013
info February 14, 2013, Knoxville, TN, Railroad Earth, 2013
info Aug 1, 2013, Buffalo, NY, Railroad Earth, 2013
info March 19, 2014, Spokane, WA, Railroad Earth, 2014
info January 22, 2015, Denver, CO, Railroad Earth, 2015
info Day Of The Dead, Various Artists (The National), 2016

As Pretty Peggy-O
info Home-Made Songs and Ballads, Paul Clayton, 1961
info Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, 1962
info Virtuoso 5-String Banjo, Barry Hall, 1964
info Just Plain Folk, Various Artists (Bob Dylan), 1965
info Bob Dylan/Times They Are A-Changin', Bob Dylan, 196?
no info CooP: Fast Folk Musical Magazine (Vol. 2, No. 2) Story Songs, Various Artists (Jack Hardy, Angela Page, and Mark Dann), 1983
info An American Folk Song Anthology, John Stewart, 1996
info American Journey, John Stewart, 1996
info Am I Born to Die: An Appalachian Songbook, Mason Brown & Chipper Thompson, 2001
info Bob Dylan/The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan, 2002
info In the Willow Garden, Acie Cargill, 2002
no info Comfort and Joy, Clive Gregson, 2002
info Going to the West, Ed Littlefield, Jr., 2003
no info Foote Loose, Richard Hayes Phillips, 2003
no info Blue Ribbon Buzz, Buckskin Stallion, 2004
info Buffalo Skinners, Rob McNurlin, 2004
no info Home Before Long, Jon Shain, 2005
info Live in Waterbury Center, Kent Gustavson with Micah Schonberg, 2006
no info Untraditional, Jim Butler, 2006
info Deadset At Nectars, Revibe, 2018
info A Grateful Dead NYE 19-20, Being Grateful, 2020
info Everywhere: The Dead Sessions, Lureto, 2021

As Fennario or Fenario or Fannerio or similar
info Tossi Sings Folk Songs and Ballads, Tossi Aaron, 1960
info The Journeymen, The Journeymen, 1961
info Folk and Other Songs, Steve Camacho, 1962
info Ballads and Bluegrass, Walter Forbes, 1962
info Golden Apples of the Sun, Judy Collins, 1962
info Joan Baez in Concert, Pt. 2, Joan Baez, 1963
info Sunny's Gallery of Folk Ballads, Sunny Schwartz, 1963
info Liz Getz Sings, Liz Getz, 1965
info The Elusive Bob Lind, Bob Lind, 1966
no info Blue Dog Cellar Project No. 1, Bob Sessions, 196?
info The Joan Baez Ballad Book, Joan Baez, 1972
info The Songbook, Joan Baez, 1977
info Bleecker & Macdougal: Folk Scene of the 1960's, Various Artists (Judy Collins), 1984
no info 49th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers Convention, Various Artists (Nancy Lippincott), 1985
info Her Finest Hour, Judy Collins, 1986
info Joan Baez In Concert, Joan Baez, 1988
no info Ballad Book, Vol 2, Joan Baez, 1990
info Live At Newport, Joan Baez, 1996
info The Very Best of the Journeymen, The Journeymen, 1998
info Maid of Constant Sorrow/Golden Apples of the Sun, Judy Collins, 2001
info Maids and Golden Apples, Judy Collins, 2001
info Ballads and Bluegrass / Folksong Festival, Walter Forbes, 2003
info Lost & Profound, Otter Loonacy, 2003
no info Portraits, Bob Rowe, 2004
no info Daybreak, Joe & Bing, 2004
no info The Ballads, Sweetwater, 2005
info Born into the Whisper: Waterbug Anthology, Vol. 8, Various Artists (Sylvia Herold and Euphonia), 2006
info Ultimate Collection, Bob Lind, 2006
info Live New Year's Eve 2006, New Riders of the Purple Sage, 2007
info Jefferson's Tree of Liberty, Jefferson Starship, 2008

Bonnie Lass of Fyvie-o or Lass of Fyvie or similar title
no info Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, 1961
no info Glenfolk 4, Glenfolk 4, 1964
no info Scots Folk Songs, Euan McColl, 196?
no info Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell, Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell, 196?
no info Nonesuch for Dulcimer, Various Artists (Roger Nicholson), 197?
no info Andy Stewart's Scotland, Andy Stewart, 1992
no info 20 Best of Scotland, Noel McLoughlin, 1995
no info Tommy Scott's Hop Scotch, Tommy Scott, 1995
no info Jewels of Scotland, Various Artists (Celtic Fair), 1996
no info Scottish Love Songs, Ronnie Browne, 1996
no info Band and Pipe Music for Scotland, Band Of The Scots Guards, 1998
no info World Library of Folk and Primitive Music: Scotland, Vol 3, Various Artists (John Strachan), 1998
no info With Instruments/Corrie Folk Trio/Paddie Bell, Corrie Folk Trio, 1998
no info Voice of the People, Vol. 6: Come Let Us Buy the License, Various Artists (Jimmy McBeath), 1999
no info Off To Sea Once More, Lynn Stokes, 199?
no info The Flowers of Scotland, Carl Peterson, 2000
no info Last Leaves, Malinky, 2000
no info Corrie Folk Trio with Paddie Bell/Promise of the Day, The Corries, 2001
no info Songs From Aberdeenshire: The Alan Lomax Portait Series, John Strachan, 2002

Handsome Polly, O
no info Folk Songs of Britain. Vol 8. A Soldier's Life for Me, Various Artists (Thomas Moran), 1961
no info Shearwater, Martin Carthy, 1972

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