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The soger laddie

Language: English

My soger laddie is over the sea, 
And he will bring gold and money to me; 
And when he comes hame, he'll make me a lady; 
My blessings gang wi' my soger laddie.

My doughty laddie is handsome and brave, 
And can as a soger and lover behave; 
True to his country, to love he is steady; 
There's few to compare wi' my soger laddie.

Shield him, ye angels, frae death in alarms, 
Return him with laurels to my longing arms, 
Syne frae all my care ye'll pleasantly free me, 
When back to my wishes my soger ye gie me.

O soon may his honours bloom fair on his brow, 
As quickly they must, if he get his due: 
For in noble actions his courage is ready, 
Which makes me delight in my soger laddie.

Soger = soldier
Doughty = bold, displaying courage
Syne = then

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Text added to the website: 2012-08-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:01
Line count: 16
Word count: 135

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