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The Sands On The Shore

  • (Trad)

    Chorus:
    Oh the sands o' the shore and the waves o' the sea
    When his back is turned he's a stranger tae me
    He's a stranger tae me, ay, and sae let him be
    For Ah care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

    Ah yince had a sweetheart but noo Ah hae nane
    He stole awa' ma heart but Ah got it back again
    Ay, Ah got it back again, and sae let him be
    For Ah care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

    He bocht me a present o' a broad diamond ring
    He thocht it wad entice me tae gang awa' wi' him
    But Ah wisnae sae foolish as he'd ta'en me tae be
    And Ah care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

    Oh he is the son o' a high lord and king
    And I am but the dochter o' a puir working man
    Sae let him drink his wine, ay, and Ah'll drink ma tea
    For Ah care nae mair for him than the waves o' the sea

    (as sung by Heather Heywood)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1993:] I seem to sing several songs where relationships break down but unusually in this case, it is the woman who breaks it off despite the offer of riches. Perhaps their backgrounds were too different. [...] I learned it from Mary Stewart. (Notes Heather Heywood, 'By Yon Castle Wa'')

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