Tune collected by Cecil Sharp in Virginia, lyrics collected on the British isles as Child ballad #20. Northumbrian ballad The Cruel Sister is melodically related, at least Rachel Unthank & The Winterset's version is ('05). See: Two Sisters.
Cecilia Costello [Peter Kennedy recording in Birmingham, England]
Thomas Moran [Seamus Ennis recording in Co. Leitrim, Ireland]
Duncan Burke [as The Dry Well; Peter Kennedy & Hamish Henderson recording in Perth, Scotland]
Ian & Sylvia [as The Greenwood Side]
Sinéad O'Connor workes the same feeling of guilt in her Three Babies on I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got ('89).