Lyr Req: The Rue and the Thyme
Subject: Lyr Req: The Rue and the Thyme|
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 09:11 AM
Oh rue, oh rue, oh rue is in prime,
Oh ye'll pull the red rose, I will pull the rue in time.
There's a rose in yon garden is now in full bloom
Has been spreading and growing, it will soon be a tree,
I reached right in tae it the red rose to find,
But a thorn pricked my finger and I left it behind.
Can someone complete this song for me please?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Rue and the Thyme|
Date: 14 Sep 10 - 12:44 PM
It's in the digitrad if you search for 'Rue and Thyme 2'. I'm useless at links but have cut and pasted it below:
RUE AND THYME (2)
There's a rose in yon gairden that's newly sprung in bloom
Wi' spreadin' and growin' it blooms a' aroond
I reached richt intae it, the reid rose tae find
But a thorn pricked my finger and I left it behind
Cho: O rue! O rue! The rue is in prime
And it's ye'll pu' the reid rose and I'll pu' the thyme
For I aince loved him dearly but noo him disdain
For the langer I loved him the falser he became
For the langer I loved him the saucier he grew
And it's noo I must tell him that it's time for tae rue
And it's ye'll pu' the reid rose, I'll pu' the rue and thyme
For since ye've been unfaithfu', sae will I be unkind
And it's ye'll drink tae yer auld love and I'll drink tae mine
So here's a health tae the laddie that's maist on my mind
For I can love little and I can love long
And I can love an auld love till a new yin comes along
I only said I loved him his mind for tae ease
And it's when his back is tae me, I can love who I please
This is the Maureen Jelks version transcribed from her Tradition Bearers album "
Eence Upon a Time"
It's a beautiful version