The Lad in the North There was a lad lived in the north, wi' a how lo lan; There was a lad lived in the north, wi' a lay; There was a lad lived in the north, Drew a' the girls when he cam' forth, Wi' a hielolan, a hielolan, a hielolan and a lay. [similarly] He has come doon tae Engeland And jined up tae a sailor band. And he has gone ayont the sea, A' tae the shore o' Germanie. And there he's met wi' lasses braw, And ane the flo'er amang them a'. O be ye rich, or be ye pair, Ye've ta'en ma hert, I dinna care. O I'm the greatest in the lan', But I will tak' ye for my man. O little kent I tae mairrit be Tae the king's dochter o' Germanie. Collected by myself c. 1958.MS MS
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