The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #29462   Message #373295
Posted By: Susan-Marie
12-Jan-01 - 09:43 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Rares Hill / Reres Hill / Rare's Hill
Thanks everyone. I did try a search on the wed but didn't find the site Martin sent me to. Here are the correct lyrics and some explanation for when this gets put into the DT.


Last year at Lady Mary's fair when I was in Dundee,
I fell in with an old sweetheart and he being on a spree,
His company I did accept and with him I did go,
But to my sad misfortune it proved my poor 'through.

We wandered east. we wandered west. we wandered through the lawn.
He said he'd see me home that night, but home I never saw.
He kept beside me all the while resolved to have his will,
And by and by we lost our way, at the back of Rare's Hill.

For when we got to Rare's Hill, the laddie said to me,
"We can't go home tonight, my dear. it's far too late, you'll see.
But the night is warm and in my bush, I've got another drill,
And we can lie down here, content, at the back of Rare's Hill."

For then he poured a nipper piece to quiet all alarm.
When I awoke in the morning, we were locked in each other's arms.
He handed me the bottle, another glass to fill,
And I drank his heath, in store o' wealth, at the back of Rare's Hill.

So it's may I never prosper, and may I never thrive,
In anything I take in hand as long as I'm alive.
If e'er I say I rule the day, my laddie had his will,
Success to Lady May's fair, and the back of Rare's Hill.

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'through = a poor thought or bad idea
lawn = green fields
drill = flask of alcohol
nipper piece = drink
bush = camp