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Thread #11089   Message #3965560
Posted By: Joe Offer
09-Dec-18 - 02:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Love and Freedom (Hey Donald)
Subject: ADD: Strathmartine Mains (Love And Freedom)
I found a Website that has a transcription of the Malinky recording of this song:

Can we find an original source for this song?

(Mary Brooksbank)

As I cam owre Strathmartine Mains
Wha dae ye think I seen?
But a braw young piper laddie
Cam a-linkin owre the green

Singing hey Donald, ho Donald

He played a jig and he played reel
And he played a sweet strathspey
He roused my hairt 'til the beat skipped time
Tae the tappin' o' ma tae

Well, I've nae gowd tae offer ye
I hae but little gear
But we'll hae love and freedom
If ye'll gang wi' me, my dear

There's gowd in the broom o' the Sidlaw Hills
Honey in the heather sweet
There's speckled trout in the Henlinn Tarn
A cairpet 'neath oor feet

He blew up his chanter
An' it's sic a spig he plays
So I chose love and freedom
An' I'll wander all my days