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Ever To Be Near Ye!


TUNE: The Sutor's Dochter (The Cobbler's Daughter)

 

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Standard English Translation


Ever To Be Near Ye!

1.
Ever to be near ye!
Whaur ye bide or whaur ye stray,
To comfort and to cheer ye!
Be your fortune what it may,
Hearken noo and hear ye:
I'd be happy nicht and day
Ever to be near ye!
Happy I'd be nicht and day
Ever to be near ye!
2.
Ever to be near ye!
Neither rocks nor currents rife
Ever need to fear ye
Frae the stress and frae the strife
Couthiely I'll steer ye, --
Thro' the stormy sea o' life,
Ever to be near ye!
Thro' the stormy sea o' life,
Ever to be near ye!
3.
Ever to be near ye!
Good and bonny as ye are,
Wha could nae revere ye?
In your circle or afar
Nane there is to peer ye:
O, for better or for waur,
Ever to be near ye!
O, for better or for waur,
Ever to be near ye!


Ever To Be Near You!


Ever to be near you!
Where you stay or where you stray,
To comfort and to cheer you!
Be your fortune what it may,
Hearken now and hear you:
I would be happy night and day
Ever to be near you!
Happy I would be night and day
Ever to be near you!

Ever to be near you!
Neither rocks nor currents rife
Ever need to fear you
From the stress and from the strife
Affectionately I will steer you, --
Through the stormy sea of life,
Ever to be near you!
Through the stormy sea of life,
Ever to be near you!

Ever to be near you!
Good and lovely as you are,
Who could not revere you?
In your circle or afar
None there is to peer (equal) you:
O, for better or for worse,
Ever to be near you!
O, for better or for worse,
Ever to be near you!

 

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