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Clydes Water 2

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Clyde's Water 2

Clyde's Water 2

 I hae a steed in my stable
 Cost me twice twenty pounds
 And I'll put trust in his four legs
 That he'll carry me safe tae the land.

 Now he's gaed oer yon high high hill
 And doon yon dowie den
 And the clatterin o the Clyde's waters
 Twould fear ten thousand men

 Spare me, spare me, Clyde's waters,
 O spare me as I gang
 Ye can mak me a wreck when I come back
 But spare me as I gang

 When he got tae his Maggie's bower
 "O Maggie let me in
 For my boots are full of the Clyde's waters
 And I'm tremblin tae the chin."

 My loft is full o hay and corn
 My stable's full o steed
 And my bower is full o gentlemen
 And they won't remove tonight.

 He turned his horse round about
 Wi a salt tear in his ee
 For it's Goodbye, false Maggie, he cries
 And it's Goodbye, Maggie, cries he

 And he's gaed oer yon high high hill
 And doon yon dowie den
 And the clatterin o the Clyde's water
 Twould fear ten thousand men

 His first step into Clyde's water
 Ta'en William's hat frae him
 And the clatterin o the Clyde's water
 Ta'en William's cane frae him

 William bent close oer his horse
 To catch his hat by force
 And the clatterin o the Clyde's waters
 Ta'en William frae his horse

 William's brother was on the bank
 --O William will ye droon?
 For if ye catch haud o yer stallion's heid
 He'll learn ye how to swim

 How can I catch my stallion's heid
 And he learn me tae swim?
 For sleep and wake false Maggie dear
 For she wadnae let me in.

 Now she's gaed oer yon high high hill
 And doon yon dowie den
 And the deepest pools into Clyde's water
 She found her William in.

 William, William, please forgive
 Forgive for nae comin doon
 For it's here that we'll get wi your stepmother's prayers
 And it's here that we'll baith maun droon.

tunes in Bronson
Child #216
PA
oct00
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