Gae bring tae me a pint o' wine (Francis Melville)
- (Posted 2018-07-22) CPDL #50614:
- Editor: Francis Melville (submitted 2018-07-22). Score information: A4, 2 pages, 52 kB Copyright: Personal
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Original text and translations
R.: Gae bring tae me a pint o wine, and fill it in a siller tassie
that I may drink afore I go, a service tae my bonnie lassie
The boat rocks at the pier o Leith, fu loud the wind blaws fae the ferry
The sip rides by the Berwick Law, and I maun leave my bonnie Mary.
The trumpet sounds, the banners fly, the glitterin spears are ranked ready
The shouts o war are heard afar, the battle closes deep and bloody
It’s no the roar o sea on shore that maks me langer wish tae tarry
Nor shouts o war that’s heard afar, it’s leaving thee, my bonnie Mary.