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The False Bride from Gavin Grieg I once loved a fair maid both handsome and gay I hated all people who against her did say But now she's rewarded me ill for my pains For she's gone to be wed to another When I saw my bonnie love unto the church go Wi bridegroom and maidens they made a fine show But I followed after wi a heart full of woe To see how my bonnie love was guarded When I saw my bonnie love at the church stile I trampt on her goon tails but I did not them fyle She turned her around and she gave a sweet smile Says, You're troubling yourself over nothing When I saw my bonnie love into the church stand Wi the ring on her finger and the glove in her hand I wished him that got her both houses and land Tho it wasna my fortune to get her The clerk of the parish, he gave a loud cry If there's any objections, I pray bring them neigh Think's I to myself, good objections have I But I had not the will to affront her When the marriage was over and we all took a seat I sat down among them, but in small mood to eat My heart for a moment gaed I beat for beat That it wasna my fortune to get her When the marriage was over and also the dine I took up the bottle and served up the wine And I drank to the bonnie lass that should have been mine Tho it wasna my fortune to get her When the supper was over and all bound for bed I raxed owre the table and I kissed the bride Wishing I'd been the young man to lie by her side Tho it wasna my fortune to get her But spoke the bridegroom, begone for a coward You have ridden too long on the point of your sword You have ridden too long in an unknown ford So Begone, for you ne'er can enjoy her O hold your tongue, bridegroom, I'll tell you a guise ... ... She's but my auld sheen, when you've gotten her Ye but wear my auld sheen, ye but wear my auld sheen And ye may dance in them till you dance them deen And when they are deen ye can sole them again For she's but my auld sheen when you've gotten her But since she's gone, even so let her go I'll never give over to sorrow or woe But I'll cheer up my heart and aroving I'll go No fear, but I'll soon find another DT #845 See also files starting with FLSE SOF
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