The Lad in the North
There was a lad lived in the north, wi' a how lo lan;
There was a lad lived in the north, wi' a lay;
There was a lad lived in the north,
Drew a' the girls when he cam' forth,
Wi' a hielolan, a hielolan, a hielolan and a lay.
He has come doon tae Engeland
And jined up tae a sailor band.
And he has gone ayont the sea,
A' tae the shore o' Germanie.
And there he's met wi' lasses braw,
And ane the flo'er amang them a'.
O be ye rich, or be ye pair,
Ye've ta'en ma hert, I dinna care.
O I'm the greatest in the lan',
But I will tak' ye for my man.
O little kent I tae mairrit be
Tae the king's dochter o' Germanie.
Collected by myself c. 1958.MS