"Peggy Gordon" is a Canadian folk song that has become popular in many English-speaking countries. As a folk song it was first collected in the 1950s and 1960s in Canada, mainly in Nova Scotia. Versions of this song, in the form of a vaudeville song, were published in New York from 1880. The song tells a story of a man who is madly in love with a woman of this name and how he longs to be with her.
It has been recorded by many artists. One of the first commercial recordings was by Canadian folk singer Alan Mills in 1959 on the album Canadian Folksong. It was recorded by Charles Jordan on the 9-LP set Canadian Folk songs, A Centennial Collection in 1966, issued in 1967. Also around this time it was recorded by Toronto folk singer Bonnie Dobson.
The song was featured in the film The Proposition, sung by one of the Irish convicts.
- The Dubliners Live at the Albert Hall 1969 (Major Minor SMLP 44 LP)
- The Quare Fellas (Dublin City Ramblers) A Fond Tale 1970 (CBS 63997 LP)
- Ryan's Fancy Curraghs, Minstrels, Rocks and Whiskey 1971 (Gunn GBY LP 1003 LP)
- The Corries Sound the Pibroch 1972
- Paddy Reilly At Home with Paddy Reilly
- Pecker Dunne The Tinkerman (1987, re-released 2001)
- Sinéad O'Connor Sean-nós Nua 2002
- Brian Kennedy On Song 2 2005 (CURCD-160)
- The Chieftains (with the Secret Sisters) Voice of Ages
- Shanneyganock Newfoundland Drinking Songs 2 2007
- The Corrs Home 2005
- Marc Gunn
- Roud Index
- Folkways FE 4307 (Maritime Folk Songs) by Grace Clergy from East Petpeswick, Nova Scotia, Canada. July 1951
- Edith Fowke Collection, Singer: Gooley, Bill, collected in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, July 1957
- Creighton & Senior, Traditional Songs of Nova Scotia pp.193-195
- Helen Creighton's Maritime Folk Songs, pp.74-75, "As sung by Dennis F. Murphy, the Irish Nightingale," Nova Scotia
- Sweet Maggie Gordon published by Mrs. Pauline Lieder (New York 1880)
- New York Herald, Nov. 9, 1884
- Les Raftsmen - Canadian Folksong FTX-905
- Canadian folk songs : a centennial collection, album notes by Alan Mills
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1967). "Canadian folk songs : a centennial collection, disc 5". Chansons folkloriques du Canada: collection du centenaire. www.worldcat.org. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- Vive La Canadienne (2010 re-issue)
- Moorman, Trent (10 May 2011). "The Melvins Don't Give a Fuck About Chickens". Buzz Osborne Talks Hair Care, Vegetarians, Abortion, and Earthquakes. The Stranger.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
- Maritime Folk Songs: from the Collection of Helen Creighton Maritime songs remembered by an older generation of Canadians, mainly from Nova Scotia.
- Anglo-canadian folk music