Gat ye me, O gat ye me, O gatye me wi'naething? Rockanreel, and spinning wheel, A micklequarter basin: Bye attour my Gutcherhas A heichhouse and a laich ane, A'forbye my boniesel, The tosso'Ecclefechan. O haud your tongue now, Lucky Lang, O haudyour tongue and jauner I held the gatetillyou I met, SyneI began to wander: [...]
When Januar' wind was blawingcauld, As to the north I took my way, The mirksome night did me enfauld, I knew na where to lodge till day: Bymy gudeluck a maid I met, Just in the middle o' my care, And kindly she did me invite To walk into a chamber fair. I bow'd fu' [...]
The Robin to the Wren's nest Cam keekin' in, camkeekin' in; O weel's me on your auld pow, Wad ye be in, wadye be in? Thou's ne'er getleave to lie without, And I within, and I within, Saelang's I haeanauldclout To rowe ye in, to rowe ye in.
Their groves o' sweet myrtle let Foreign Lands reckon, Where bright-beaming summers exalt the perfume; Far dearer to me yon lone glen o'green breckan, Wi' the burnstealing under the lang, yellow broom. Far dearer to me are yonhumble broom bowers Where the blue-bell and gowanlurk, lowly, unseen; For there, lightlytripping, among the wild flowers, A-list'ning [...]
There was a bonie lass, and a bonie, bonie lass, And she lo'ed her bonie laddie dear; TillWar's loud alarms tore her laddiefraeher arms, Wi'mony a sigh and tear. Over sea, over shore, where the cannons loudly roar, He still was a stranger to fear; And nochtcould him quail, orhis bosom assail, Butthe bonielass he [...]
Chorus-O gude ale comes and gude ale goes; Gude ale gars me sell my hose, Sellmy hose, and pawn my shoon- Gude ale keeps my heart aboon! I had saxowsenin a pleugh, And they drew a' weeleneugh: I sell'dthem a'just anebyane- Gude ale keeps the heart aboon! O gude ale comes, &c. Gude ale hauds [...]
Had I the wyte, had I the wyte, Had I the wyte? she bade me; She watch'd me bythe hie-gate side, And up the loanshe shaw'd me. And when I wadna venture in, A coward loonshe ca'd me: Had Kirkan' State been in the gate, I'd lighted when she bade me. Sae craftilie she took [...]