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Andrew Lammie

No: 233; variant: 233A

  1. ‘AT Fyvie’s yetts there grows a flower, It grows baith braid and bonny; There’s a daisie in the midst o it, And it’s ca’d by Andrew Lammie.
  2. ‘O gin that flower war in my breast, For the love I bear the laddie! I wad kiss it, and I wad clap it, And daut it for Andrew Lammie.
  3. ‘The first time me and my love met Was in the woods of Fyvie; He kissed my lips five thousand times, And ay he ca’d me bonny, And a’ the answer he gat frae me, Was, My bonny Andrew Lammie!’
  4. ‘Love, I maun gang to Edinburgh; Love, I maun gang and leave thee!’ ‘I sighed right sair, and said nae mair But, O gin I were wi ye!’
  5. ‘But true and trusty will I be, As I am Andrew Lammie; I’ll never kiss a woman’s mouth Till I come back and see thee.’
  6. ‘And true and trusty will I be, As I am Tiftie’s Annie; I’ll never kiss a man again Till ye come back and see me.’
  7. Syne he’s come back frae Edinburgh To the bonny hows o Fyvie, And ay his face to the nor-east, To look for Tiftie’s Annie.
  8. ‘I hae a love in Edinburgh, Sae hae I intill Leith, man; I hae a love intill Montrose, Sae hae I in Dalkeith, man.
  9. ‘And east and west, whereer I go, My love she’s always wi me; For east and west, whereer I go, My love she dwells in Fyvie.
  10. ‘My love possesses a’ my heart, Nae pen can eer indite her; She’s ay sae stately as she goes That I see nae mae like her.
  11. ‘But Tiftie winna gie consent His dochter me to marry, Because has five thousand marks, And I have not a penny.
  12. ‘Love pines away, love dwines away, Love, love decays the body; For love o thee, oh I must die; Adieu, my bonny Annie!’
  13. Her mither raise out o her bed, And ca’d on baith her women: ‘What ails ye, Annie, my dochter dear? O Annie, was ye dreamin?
  14. ‘What dule disturbd my dochter’s sleep? O tell to me, my Annie!’ She sighed right sair, and said nae mair But, O for Andrew Lammie!
  15. Her father beat her cruellie, Sae also did her mother; Her sisters sair did scoff at her; But wae betide her brother!
  16. Her brother beat her cruellie, Till his straiks they werena canny; He brak her back, and he beat her sides, For the sake o Andrew Lammie.
  17. ‘O fie, O fie, my brother dear! The gentlemen’ll shame ye; The Laird o Fyvie he’s gaun by, And he’ll come in and see me.
  18. ‘And he’ll kiss me, and he’ll clap me, And he will speer what ails me; And I will answer him again, It’s a’ for Andrew Lammie.’
  19. Her sisters they stood in the door, Sair grievd her wi their folly: ‘O sister dear, come to the door, Your cow is lowin on you.’
  20. ‘O fie, O fie, my sister dear! Grieve me not wi your folly; I’d rather hear the trumpet sound Than a’ the kye o Fyvie.
  21. ‘Love pines away, love dwines away, Love, love decays the body; For love o thee now I maun die; Adieu to Andrew Lammie!’
  22. But Tiftie’s wrote a braid letter, And sent it into Fyvie, Saying his daughter was bewitchd By bonny Andrew Lammie.
  23. ‘Now, Tiftie, ye maun gie consent, And lat the lassie marry;’ ‘I’ll never, never gie consent To the trumpeter of Fyvie.’
  24. When Fyvie looked the letter on, He was baith sad and sorry: Says, The bonniest lass o the country-side Has died for Andrew Lammie.
  25. O Andrew’s gane to the house-top O the bonny house o Fyvie, He’s blawn his horn baith loud and shill Oer the lawland leas o Fyvie.
  26. ‘Mony a time hae I walkd a’ night, And never yet was weary; But now I may walk wae my lane, For I’ll never see my deary.
  27. ‘Love pines away, love dwines away, Love, love decays the body; For the love o thee now I maun die; I come, my bonny Annie!’