by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

The birks of Abergeldie
Language: English 
Bonny lassie, will ye go, 
Will ye go, will ye go,
Bonny lassie, will ye go 
To the birks of Abergeldie?
Ye shall get a gown o' silk, 
A gown o' silk, a gown o' silk, 
Ye shall get a gown o' silk,
And coat of callimankie.

Na, kind sir, I dare nae gang, 
I dare nae gang, I dare nae gang, 
Na, kind sir, I dare nae gang,
My minny will be angry; 
Sair, sair, wad she flyte; 
Wad she flyte, wad she flyte; 
Sair, sair, wad she flyte;
And sair wad she ban me.

GLOSSARY
Birks = birch trees
Callimankie = calamanco, a woollen material from Flanders
Minny = mother
Flyte = scold, chide
Ban = curse

Authorship

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Researcher for this text: Ferdinando Albeggiani

This text was added to the website: 2012-08-14
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Word count: 96