The Birks of Abergeldy

O Bonny Lassie wilt thou go,
Wilt thou go, wilt thou go,
O bonny Lassie wilt thou go
To the Birks of Abergeldy.
My dear Sir, I dare not gang,
I dare not gang, I dare not gang,
My dear Sir, I dare not gang,
For fear that ye betray me.

Thou need not fear, my dearest Life,
My dearest life, &c,
That ever I will leave thee.
For I will stay with thee all day,
With thee all day, &c,
And from all fears defend thee.

Abergeldy Birks are very cold,
Are very cold, &c,
The weather very frostie.
My dear I'll hug thee in my Arms,
In my Arms, &c,
and wrap thee in my Plaidie.

But what if I do prove with Child,
Do prove with Child, &c,
To thee a Highland Laddie.
O then in haste I'll marry thee,
I'll marry thee, &c,
And then thou'll be a Lady.

Abergeldy is too near my Friends,
Too near my Friends, &c,
Their Eyes on me are steddy,
But if thou'll go to Edinburgh,
To Edinburgh, &c,
I'm at thy service ready.

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