by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

I'll gar our gudeman trow
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
I'll gar our gudeman trow
⁠I'll sell the ladle,
If he winna buy to me
⁠A bonnie side-saddle,
To ride to kirk and bridal,
⁠And round about the town;
Stand about, ye fisher jauds,
⁠And gi'e my gown room!

I'll gar our gudeman trow
⁠I'll tak' the fling-strings,
If he winna buy to me
⁠Twal bonnie gowd rings;
Ane for ilka finger,
⁠And twa for illia thoom;
Stand about, ye fisher jauds,
⁠And gi'e my gown room!

I'll gar our gudeman trow
⁠That I'm gaun to die,
If he winna fee to me
⁠Valets twa or three,
To bear my train up frae the dirt,
⁠And ush me through the town,
Stand about, ye fisher jauds,
⁠And gi'e my gown room!

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This text was added to the website: 2018-11-21
Line count: 24
Word count: 121