My heart is wae, and uncowae,
To think upon the raging sea,
That roars between her gardens green
An’ the bonie Lass of Albany.
This lovely maid’s of royal blood
That ruled Albion’s kingdoms three,
But oh, alas! for her bonieface,
They’ve wrang’d the Lass of Albany.
In the rolling tide of spreading Clyde
There sits anisle of high degree,
And a town of fame whose princely name
Should grace the Lass of Albany.
Butthere’s a youth, a witless youth,
That fills the place where she should be;
We’ll send him o’er to his native shore,
And bring our ainsweet Albany.
Alas the day, and woe the day,
A false usurper wanthe gree,
Who now commands the towers and lands-
The royal right of Albany.
We’ll daily pray, we’ll nightly pray,
On bended knees most fervently,
The time may come, with pipe an’drum
We’ll welcome hamefair Albany.