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Twa bonny lads were Sandy and Jockie

Language: Scottish (Scots)

Twa bonny lads were Sandy and Jockie; 
Jockie was lo'ed, but Sandy unlucky;
Jockie was laird baith of hills and of vallies, 
But Sandy was naught but the king of gude fellows. 

Jockie lo'ed Madgie, for Madgie had money;
And Sandy lo'ed Mary, for Mary was bonny. 
Ane wedded for love, ane wedded for treasure,
So Jockie had siller, and Sandy had pleasure.

Translation(s): FRE

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Tune: Jenny's lamentation

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Sandy et Jockie était deux jolis gars", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2012-08-14.
Last modified: 2014-09-22 11:58:03
Line count: 8
Word count: 63

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