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The bonny brucket lassie

Language: English

The bonny brucket lassie, 
She has the tearful een;
She was the fairest lassie 
That danced on the green.
A lad he loo'd her dearly, 
She did his love return;
But he his vows has broken, 
And left the maid to mourn.

"O could I live in darkness, 
"Or hide me in the sea, 
"Since my love is unfaithful
"And has forsaken me; 
"No other love I suffer'd
"Within my breast to dwell, 
"In nought I have offended
"But loving him too well."

Her lover heard her mourning, 
As by he chanc'd to pass,
And press'd unto his bosom, 
The lovely brucket lass;
"My dear", he said, "cease grieving, 
"Since that your love's so true,
"My bonny brucket lassie, 
"I'll faithful prove to you."

Brucket = marked in some way, as with dirt or mud, or disfigured

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani


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Text added to the website: 2012-09-24.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:05:03
Line count: 24
Word count: 124

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