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There Was A Bonie Lass
TUNE: A Bonie Lass (A Lovely Girl)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

There Was A Bonie Lass

1.
There was a bonie lass, and a bonie, bonie lass,
And she loed her bonie laddie dear,
Till War's loud alarms tore her laddie frea her arms
Wi' monie a sigh and a tear.
2.
Over sea, over shore, where the cannons loudly roar,
He still was a stranger to fear,
And nocht could him quail, or his bosom assail,
But the bonie lass he loed sae dear.

 

There Was A Lovely Girl


There was a lovely girl, and a lovely, lovely girl,
And she loved her handsome lad dear,
Till War's loud alarms tore her lad from her arms
With many a sigh and a tear.

Over sea, over shore, where the cannons loudly roar,
He still was a stranger to fear,
And nothing could him quail, or his bosom assail,
But the lovely girl he loved so dear.

 

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