The version here is played by the band Slide on their album Overneath, and it sounds like a more irish take on an old time tune.
You can hear them playing here:
There was a small discussion a few months back on tabs, and some lyrics were also posted here:
I should add that this version is roughly how they play it 2nd and 3rd time through. In the 1st round, the concertina player plays bar 7 as
Does anything played by musos with Irish names become ITM then?
Irish to Old-time
In my world, Poor Lisa Jane has always been an old-time song. However, it wouldn’t surprise me if it was originally an Irish tune. It’s my understanding that the settlers in the U.S. Appalachian region in the 1700’s continued singing and playing the music of their home countries (Ireland, Scotland, etc), and those tunes became the melody for what became old-time songs. Here’s my band’s version of the song (I’m the guitar player): http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=L0RcwT_HQ68
Was looking for the name of this tune for ages and just found it here accidentally.
Here’s some lovely playing: