The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120332   Message #2617647
Posted By: Diva
24-Apr-09 - 06:44 AM
Thread Name: Girvan Folk Festival
Subject: RE: Girvan Folk Festival
Thank you for your kind words Matthew. I finally got to meet Rod at Whitby last year

Boys o' Boys

I hae been a servant lass this eighteen year an' ten
An' hae spent all of me time up in Strathduie Glen
But noo I'm givin' it over an' I'll lift ma six months pay
An' I'm bound tae say he'll bless the day
The man that'll marry me

Chorus: Boys o Boys o won't you tak a wife
       I'm shaire ye canna be happy leadin a single life
       Boys o boys get marrit while yer young
       An if its a tidy wee wife ye want
       Then I'm the verra one

I will keep his hoose baith neat an clean an everything complete
An I will never give him cause tae ask his bargin back
Instead I'll gie him a bowl o brose an coax him up wi tea
An I'm bound tae say he'll bless the day
The man that'll marry me

I will send his children out tae school I'm shaire there will be two
Ain ca'd for its mither and the ither yin ca'd for you
An if good fortune smiles on me I'm shaire there will be three
An I'm bound tae say he'll bless the day
The man that'll marry me

Noo John leave off your gamblin an John leave off your frowns
An when the term day comes round ye'll post me down yir crowns
But if ever ye lift yir hand John or use yir fit tae me
I'm bound tae say ye'll rue the day
That ever ye marrit me!