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Bonnie Lass Come O'er the Burn

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    Bonnie lass come o'er the burn
    I'm the lad'll dae ye a turn
    O dinnae ye stand there and mourn
    And what's the devil ails you

    Bonnie lass come o'er the street
    I'm the faither o' your geet
    Dinnae ye stand there and greet
    And what the devil ails you

    Repeat 1

    As sung by Jeannie Robertson


    Bonnie lass come o'er the burn
    I'm the lad'll dae ye a turn
    Bonnie lass come o'er the burn
    And what the devil ails you

    Bonnie lass come o'er the street
    I'm the lad that faithered your geet
    Dinnae ye stand there and greet
    And what the devil ails you

    Bonnie lass come by my side
    I'm the lad that took your pride
    Never took you for a bride
    And what the devil ails ye

    As sung by Enoch Kent

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1962:] A short and pithy piece of mouth music. From Jeannie Robertson with an additional verse by Enoch Kent. (Norman Buchan, notes Enoch Kent, 'The Butcher Boy and other ballads')

    [1986:] The song rarely exceeds two stanzas but in spite of its brevity it is a great favourite among Scots Travellers. (MacColl/Seeger, Doomsday 209)

    [1984:] Jeannie [Robertson] knew plenty of Lallan mouth tunes (the equivalent in the Scots speaking areas of Gaelic puirt a beul). This one would do fine for a schottische. (Hamish Henderson, notes Jeannie Robertson 'Up the Dee and Doon the Don')

    [1993:] This snatch of a song comes from the singing of Jeannie Robertson. - Variations of the tune with different lyrics exist elsewhere, notably in Ireland and Tyneside. (Notes Battlefield Band, 'Preview' CD)

Quelle: Scotland

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