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Road tae Dundee D G D Cold winter was turnin' o'er moor and o'er mountain G D E7 A7 And wild was the surge on the dark rollin' sea D G D When I met aboot daybreak a bonnie young lassie G D A7 D That asked me the road and the miles tae Dundee I said, "My young lassie, I canna weel tell ye The road and the distance I ne'er can weel gauge But if ye'll permit me tae gang a wee bittie I'll show ye the road and the miles tae Dundee At once she consented and gave me her air-m [arm Nae a word did I speir wham that lassie might be [spare whom She appeared like an angel in feature and for-m As she walked by my side on the road tae Dundee At length with the howe of Strathmartine behind us [hollow of the Martin River valley] The spires o' the toon in full full view we could see She said, "Gentle sir, I can never forget ye For showin' me so far on the road tae Dundee. This ring and this purse please accept as a token And surely there's somethin' that ye can gi'e me, That in years to come I'll the laddie remember Who showed me the road and the miles to Dundee?" I took the gold pin frae the scarf on my bosom, And said, "Tak' ye this, in remembrance o' me", And bravely I kissed the sweet lips o' the lassie Ere I pairted wi' her on the road tae Dundee or: (So I took the gowd pin frae the scarf on my bosom And said "Keep ye this in remembrance o' me So in times to come ye'll the laddie remember That walked by your side on the road tae Dundee) So here's tae the lassie, I ne'er will forget her Tae ilk a young laddie that's list'nin' tae me Never be sweir to convoy a young lassie Though it's only to show her the road tae Dundee From Gavin Anderson RPf, JB
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