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O, Where Hae Ye Been Lord Ronald, My Son
TUNE: (As Title)

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

O, Where Hae Ye Been Lord Ronald, My Son

'O, where hae ye been Lord Ronald, my son?
O, where hae ye been Lord Ronald, my son?'
I hae been wi' my sweetheart, mother, make my bed soon,
For I'm weary wi' the hunting, and fain wad lie down.'
.
What got ye frae your sweetheart, Lord Ronald, my son?
What got ye frae your sweetheart, Lord Ronald, my son?'
I hae got deadly poison, mother, make my bed soon,
For life is a burden that soon I'll lay down.'

 

 

O, Where Have You Been Lord Ronald, My Son

' O, where have you been Lord Ronald, my son?
O, where have you been Lord Ronald, my son?'
' I have been with my sweetheart, mother, make my bed soon,
For I am weary with the hunting, and desirous would lie down.'

' What got you from your sweetheart, Lord Ronald, my son?
What got you from your sweetheart, Lord Ronald, my son?'
' I have got deadly poison, mother, make my bed soon,
For life is a burden that soon I will lay down.'

 

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