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Happy Love                         201
76 FAREWELL TO BONNY GALAWAY
Obtained in 1916 from Mr. John Laidlaw, Ypsilanti
i Yae night as I lay on my bed
The thought of love came into my head,
So then I rose and went away
To see the bonnie lassie lived in Galaway.
2   I had na lang in my love's chamber set, Til her father he spacke up,
And with an angry voice did say,
"What's brought you here to bonny Galaway?"
3    I had not lang in my love's chamber set Til her mother she spacke up,
"It's my intent and I'll have it done To have her married to a lord's son!"
4   My love standing all the while,
She turned about and she gave a smile,
And smiling in my arms, did say,
"You're welcome, my dear, to bonny Galaway."
5   I turned my steed then like the wind, I set my bonnie lassie on behind, And o'er the hills as we rode away, We bade farewell to bonnie Galaway.







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