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Band o' Shearers or GANG NAE MAIR TAE THE SHEARING When simmer days and heather bells Come reelin ower yon hieland hills There's yellow corn in a' the fields And the autumn brings the shearin' cho: Bonnie lassie, will ye gang And shear wi' me the whole day lang? And love will cheer us as we gang Tae join the band o' shearers And gin the weather, it be hot I'll cast my cravat and cast me coat And we will join the happy lot As they gang tae the shearin' And gin the thistle be ower strang An' pierce your lily, milk white hand It's wi' my hook, I'll cut it doon As we gang tae the band o' shearers An' if the folk that's passing by Say there is love 'tween you and I An' we will proudly pass them by As we gae tae the shearin' An' when the shearin' is a' dune We'll hae some roaring, rantin' fun We'll hae some roarin', rantin fun An' forget the toils o' shearin' final cho: So bonnie lassie, bricht and fair Will ye be mine for ever mair? Gin ye'll be mine, syne I'll be thine And we'll gang nae mair tae the shearin' sung by Norman Kennedy from Willie Scott Songbook SOF
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