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Braes of Balquidder Will you go lassie go To the braes of Balquidder Where the high mountains run And the bonnie blooming heather Where the ram and the deer They go bounding together Spend a long summer day By the braes of Balquidder Oh no sir, she said, I am too young to be your lover For my age is scarce sixteen And I dare not for my mother And beside being so young I am afraid you're some deceiver That have come to charm me here By the braes of Balquidder Your beauty soon will alter I will deprive you of this chance And live happy with some other I will roam this world all over Until I find some maid of honor That will go along with me To the braes of Balquidder Oh come back, oh come back For I think you're no deceiver oh come back, oh come back I will never love none other I will leave all my friends Father, Mother, Sister, Brother And I will go along with you To the braes of Balquidder Oh now they have gone To that bonnie highland mountain For to view the green fields Likewise its silvery fountain Its there they are united And joined in love together Spend a long summer day By the braes of Balquidder from the Fenwick Hatt manuscript published in Fowke: Sea Songs and Ballads in 19th Cent Nova Scotia SOF
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