Clyde's Water 2 I hae a steed in my stable Cost me twice twenty pounds And I'll put trust in his four legs That he'll carry me safe tae the land. Now he's gaed oer yon high high hill And doon yon dowie den And the clatterin o the Clyde's waters Twould fear ten thousand men Spare me, spare me, Clyde's waters, O spare me as I gang Ye can mak me a wreck when I come back But spare me as I gang When he got tae his Maggie's bower "O Maggie let me in For my boots are full of the Clyde's waters And I'm tremblin tae the chin." My loft is full o hay and corn My stable's full o steed And my bower is full o gentlemen And they won't remove tonight. He turned his horse round about Wi a salt tear in his ee For it's Goodbye, false Maggie, he cries And it's Goodbye, Maggie, cries he And he's gaed oer yon high high hill And doon yon dowie den And the clatterin o the Clyde's water Twould fear ten thousand men His first step into Clyde's water Ta'en William's hat frae him And the clatterin o the Clyde's water Ta'en William's cane frae him William bent close oer his horse To catch his hat by force And the clatterin o the Clyde's waters Ta'en William frae his horse William's brother was on the bank --O William will ye droon? For if ye catch haud o yer stallion's heid He'll learn ye how to swim How can I catch my stallion's heid And he learn me tae swim? For sleep and wake false Maggie dear For she wadnae let me in. Now she's gaed oer yon high high hill And doon yon dowie den And the deepest pools into Clyde's water She found her William in. William, William, please forgive Forgive for nae comin doon For it's here that we'll get wi your stepmother's prayers And it's here that we'll baith maun droon. tunes in Bronson Child #216 PA oct00
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