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Ord‘s Bothy Songs and Ballads (Trad.) / The Ale is Dear (Trad.)
…stammt aus der Liedersammlung „Ords Bothy Ballads“. Die Freiheit auf See ist der Traum eines jeden Seemanns. Bei seiner Rückkehr erfährt er, dass seine Braut sich von ihm abgewendet hat. Sie glaubt, er liebe die See mehr als sie.

Chorus

And it’s braw sailin’ on the sea
When wind and weather‘s fair
But it‘s better to be
in my love’s arms
I wish that I were there
Oh there came a letter
yesterday
Our ship, it will sail at morn
„Alas,“ cried my bonny lass
That ever I were born
Chorus
So when he went to her
farm house

At twelve o’clock at noon
The lassie being
proud-hearted
She would not let him in

Chorus

So she’s ta’en the ring from
her pocket
It cost her shillings nine
Saying, „Take this ring,
my bonny lad
For I have changed my mind“
So he’s taen the ring from
his pocket

It cost him guineas three
Saying, „Take this ring,
my bonny lass
And aye think well of me“

Chorus

And it’s braw drinking
Glasgow beer
It‘s better drinking wine
But it’s better to be in
my love’s arms
Where I have been many’s
the time

Chorus

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