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Folk Song

X:1 T:Captain Wedderburn's Courtship N:Love Story Z:Webmaster K: W: W:1 The Laird o' Roslin's daughter walked through the woods her lane W:And met wi' Captain Wedderburn, a servant tae the King W:Says he untae his servant man, "Were't nae against the law W:I'd tak her tae my ain bed and lay her at the wa'" W: W:2 "I'm walkin' here my lane," she says, "Amang my faither's trees W:An' you maun let me walk my lane, kind sir now, if you please W:The supper bell it will be rung an' I'll be missed awa' W:So I'll nae lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:3 Says he, "My bonnie lady, I pray gie me yer hand W:And ye'll hae drums and trumpets always at your command W:And fifty men tae guard ye wi' that weel their swords can draw W:So we'll baith lie in ae bed, an' ye'll lie at the wa'" W: W:4 "Oh haud awa fae me, kind sir, I pray let go my hand W:The supper bell it will be rung - I maun no longer stand W:My faither will nae supper tak' if I am missed awa' W:So I'll nae lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:5 My name is Captain Wedderburn, my name I'll ne'er deny W:And I command ten thousand men upon yon mountain high W:If yer faither and his men were here o' them I'd stand nae awe W:But I'd tak' ye tae my ain bed and lay ye at the wa'" W: W:6 Then he lap off his milk-white steed and set the lady on W:And a' the way he gaed on foot and held her by the hand W:He held her by the middle jimp for fear that she would fa' W:Saying, "I'll tak' ye tae my ain bed and lay ye at the wa'" W: W:7 He's ta'en her tae his lodging hoose, the landlady looked ben W:Sayin, "Many's a pretty lady in Edinburgh I've seen W:But sicna bonnie lady is nae intae it at a' W:So mak' for her a fine down bed and lay her at the wa'" W: W:8 Oh haud awa' fae me, kind sir, I pray ye let me be W:For I'll nae lie untae your bed till I get dishes three W:It's dishes three ye maun dress me, gin I should eat them a' W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:9 "For my supper I maun hae a chicken withoot a bane W:An for my supper I maun hae a cherry withooten a stane W:An for my supper I maun hae a bird withoot a ga' W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:10 "When the chicken's in the shell, I'm sure it has nae bane W:And when the cherry's in the bloom, I wat it has nae stane W:The doo she is a genty bird, and flies withoot a ga' W:So we'll baith lie in ae bed and ye'll be at the wa'" W: W:11 "Oh haud awa' fae me, kind sir, I pray ye gie me ower W:For I'll nae lay untae your bed till I get presents fower W:It's presents fower ye maun gie me and that is twa an' twa W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:12 "I maun hae some winter fruit that in December grew W:And I maun hae a silken goon that waft gaed never through W:A sparrow's horn, a priest unborn this nicht tae join us twa W:Afore I'll lie untae your bed at either stock or wa'" W: W:13 "My faither has some winter fruit that in December grew W:My mither has a silken goon that weft gaed never through W:A sparrows horn ye sune would find - there's ain on ilka claw W:And twa upon the gob o'it and ye shall hae them a'" W: W:14 The priest he stands withooten the yett just ready tae come in W:Nae man can say that he was born, nae man unless he sin W:For he was whale-cut fae his mither's side and fae the same lat fa' W:So we'll baith lie in ae bed an' ye'll lie at the wa" W: W:15 Oh little did that lady think that morning when she raise W:That this was for tae be the last o' a' her maiden days W:But noo there's nae within the realm tae be found a blither twa W:For noo she's Mistress Wedderburn and she lies at the wa'": % % % % %

					
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