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Thread #53229   Message #819374
Posted By: Willa
05-Nov-02 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat CD Series: Rose
Subject: RE: Mudcat CD Series: Rose
Laddie Lie Near Me.
I first heard this traditional song at a Folkworks weekend in Darlington,UK, in 2001. Our tutor, Alyth McCormack, taught it to us. The words I sang are:
Lang hae we parted (perted) been, laddie ma dearie,
Noo we are met again, laddie lie near me.
Near me, near me, laddie lie near me.
Lang hast thou lain, aye lain.
Laddie lie near me.

All that I hae endured, laddie ma dearie,
Here in thy arms is cured, laddie lie near me

Say that you'll aye be true, laddie ma dearie,
I will love nane but you, laddie lie near me.

If in love's br (bower) we meet, laddie ma dearie,
My joy will be complete, laddie lie near me.

Since then, I've found more versions and some fascinating information on Mudcat. When I sing it now I use 'Lang hast thou lane alane' for the second line of the chorus.