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Poor Roving Lass

  • (Trad)

    I'm a puir rovin' lass and my fortune's been bad
    Since I fell in love wi' a bonnie young lad
    For I was courted richt early by night and by day
    But the lad I lo'e dearly lies a distance away

    For I look tae yon high hills but my laddie's no there
    And when I look tae yon high hills it mak's my heart sair
    And when I look tae yon high hills an' the tear blin's my e'e
    For the lad I lo'e dearly lies a distance fae me

    Noo my freens and relations they hae a' joined in one
    Tae part me frae my true love an' they've done a' they can
    Tae part me frae my true love an' they've done a' they know
    But the lad I lo'e dearly will love me more so

    Noo a bunch o' blue ribbons to my love I'll prepare
    And a' the lang summer these ribbons he'll wear
    And when he returns tae me ne'er tae part more
    I will kiss the sweet lips o' the lad I adore

    Repeat 1

    (as sung by Cilla Fisher & Artie Trezise)

Susannes Folksong-Notizen

  • [1982:] This is a traditional song from the North East of Scotland that expresses a girl's loyalty to her sweetheart. [...] It might be interesting to enquire as to why blue should be the colour associated with constancy. (Douglas, Sing a Song of Scotland 60)

Quelle: Scotland

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