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Will Ye Gang, Love As I cam' in by yon Rashie moor, Wha' spied I at my true love's door, My heart grew sair and my een grew blind To see my bonnie love leave me behind. cho: And will ye gang, love, and leave me noo, Will ye gang, love, and leave me noo, Wad ye forsake your ain love true And gang wi' a lad that ye never knew. And as I cam in by yon Lenten main, I saw another my love attend, I bowed my head and I cried, "Ochone!" The best of my good days are done. And I will tell you the reason why Because he has more gold than I And I will tell you the reason true The sweeter taste of the love that's new. And I leaned my back up against an oak Thinking it was a trusty tree And first it bent and then it broke And so has my love done unto me. But if you love me, we'll never part And instead of gowd ye can hae my heart Ye can hae my heart wi' a richt guid will Ye're a bonnie lass and I love ye still. cam' in by yon = came via that Wha' = who sair = sore een = eyes ye gang = you go noo = now Wad ye = would you gang wi' a lad = go with a man Ochone = a gaelic word meanin "Woe is me" gowd = gold hae = have wi' a richt guid will = with a right goodwill (Trad/Archie Fisher from his album of the same name) AMcD oct97
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