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The Twa Sisters

No: 10; variant: 10M

  1. THERE lived twa sisters in yonder ha, Bin’orie O an Bin’orie They hadna but ae lad atween them twa, He’s the bonnie miller lad o Bin’orie.
  2. It fell oot upon a day, The auldest ane to the youngest did say, At the bonnie mill-dams o Bin’orie,
  3. ‘O sister, O sister, will ye go to the dams, To hear the blackbird thrashin oer his songs? At the,’ etc.
  4. ‘O sister, O sister, will ye go to the dams, To see oor father’s fish-boats come safe to dry lan? An the bonnie miller lad o Binorie.’
  5. They hadna been an oor at the dams, Till they heard the blackbird thrashin oer his tune, At the, etc.
  6. They hadna been an oor at the dams Till they saw their father’s fish-boats come safe to dry lan, Bat they sawna the bonnie miller laddie.
  7. They stood baith up upon a stane, An the eldest ane dang the youngest in, I the, etc.
  8. She swam up, an she swam doon, An she swam back to her sister again, I the, etc.
  9. ‘O sister, O sister, len me your han, An yes be heir to my true love, He’s the bonnie miller lad o Binorie.’
  10. ‘It was not for that love at I dang you in, But ye was fair and I was din, And yes droon i the dams o Binorie.’
  11. The miller’s daughter she cam oot, For water to wash her father’s hans, Frae the, etc.
  12. ‘O father, O father, ye will fish your dams, An ye’ll get a white fish or a swan, I the,’ etc.
  13. They fished up and they fished doon, But they got nothing but a droonet woman, I the, etc.
  14. Some o them kent by her skin sae fair, But weel kent he by her bonnie yallow hair She’s the bonnie miller’s lass o Binorie.
  15. Some o them kent by her goons o silk, But weel kent he by her middle sae jimp, She’s the bonnie miller’s lass o Binorie.
  16. Mony ane was at her oot-takin, But mony ane mair at her green grave makin, At the bonny mill-dams o Binorie.