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The Collier Has A Dochter

TUNE: The collier's bonie lassie (The collier's lovely girl)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation



The Collier Has A Dochter

The collier has a dochter,
And O, she's wonder bonie!
A laird he was that sought her,
Rich baith in lands and money:
She wadna hae a laird,
Nor wad she be a lady,
But she wad hae a collier
The color o' her daddie.

 



The Collier Has A Daughter

The collier has a daughter,
And O, she is wonderfully lovely!
A laird (lord) he was that sought her,
Rich both in lands and money:
She would not have a laird,
Nor would she be a lady,
But she would have a collier
The colour of her daddy.

 

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