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The Bonnie Earl o’ Moray

No: 181; variant: 181A

  1. YE Highlands, and ye Lawlands, Oh where have you been? They have slain the Earl of Murray, And they layd him on the green.
  2. ‘Now wae be to thee, Huntly! And wherefore did you sae? I bade you bring him wi you, But forbade you him to slay.’
  3. He was a braw gallant, And he rid at the ring; And the bonny Earl of Murray, Oh he might have been a king!
  4. He was a braw gallant, And he playd at the ba; And the bonny Earl of Murray Was the flower amang them a’.
  5. He was a braw gallant, And he playd at the glove; And the bonny Earl of Murray, Oh he was the Queen’s love!
  6. Oh lang will his lady Look oer the castle Down, Eer she see the Earl of Murray Come sounding thro the town! Eer she, etc.