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Mount and Go My parents married me o'er young To an old carle both bald and dumb His love was done and mine new sprung An' I'll fly the plains wi' my laddie-o. Come, bonnie laddie, mount and go Hey, bonnie laddie, mount and go Come, bonnie laddie, mount and go Go, an' I'll go wi' ye o. I will leave my good peat stack Sae wid I my guid kailyard Sae wid I my auld bald laird And fly the plains wi' my laddie-o. The old man he fell fast asleep An' out o' his arms she quickly did creep The keys o' the cabin she did keep And she's flown the plains wi' her laddie-o The auld man wakened in the ha' The sheet was cauld an' she was awa' An' the wecht o' hersel' o' gold an' a' An' she's flown the plains wi' her laddie-o. Ye'll gang doon tae yon seashore An' ye'll see a ship faur she was before An' ask at the skipper if she's been there Or if any of the sailors saw her-o. When they were sailing on the sea She drank their health right merrily An' she threw the wine glass into the sea For joy she had won wi' her laddie-o. When they landed o'er the lea She was lady o' fifty ploughs an' three She was lady o' fifty ploughs an' three An' she dearly loves her laddie-o. printed in Scottish Folksinger SOF
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