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Thread #31031   Message #401186
Posted By: Julia
18-Feb-01 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Braw Sailin' on the Sea
Subject: Lyr Add: BRAW SAILING
Here's how I sing it
There is a version in Ord's Bothy Songs and Ballads- the verses are in different order but essentially the same - no melody noted there. I use Ossian's melody


There cam' a letter late yestreen
The Ship maun sail the morn
"Alas!" Cried the bonny lass
That ever I was born

And it's Braw sailing on the sea
When wind and weather's fair
It's better tae be in my love's airms
An' oh, gin I were there

And when he cam tae her faither's hoos
At twelve o'clock at noon
This lassie bein' prude hairted
She wouldna let him in

So he's ta'e a ring frae his pocket
It cost him guineas three
Sayin' "Tak ye that my bonnie lass
An' aye think weel o'me"

Then she's ta'en a ring frae her pocket
It cost him shillings nine
Sayin'"Tak ye that my bonnie lad
For I ha'e changed my min'"

An' it's braw drinkin' Glasgow beer
It's better drinkin' wine
It's better tae be in my love's airms
Where I've been money's the time

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