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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