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Child listed this as a Jamie Douglas variant (Child 204). It's most ] likely its own song, thogh it shares verses with Jamie Douglas, Water is Wide and Must I Go Bound, among others. RG, DAD
Digital Tradition, walywal2
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X:18500 T:Waly, Waly S:Digital Tradition, walywal2 N:Child listed this as a Jamie Douglas variant (Child 204). It's most ] likely its own N:song, thogh it shares verses with Jamie Douglas, Water is Wide and Must I Go Bound, N:among others. RG, DAD B:From Songs and Dances of Scotland, Thomson O:Scots Z:dt:walywal2 M:3/2 L:1/8 Q:1/2=100 W:O, waly waly up the bank W:And waly, waly down the brae, W:And waly waly yon burnside W:Where I and my love wont to gae! W:I leaned my back unto an aik W:And thocht it was a trusty tree W:But first it bow'd and then it brak W:Sae my true love did lichtlie me. W: W:O waly, waly but love be bonnie W:A little time while it is new, W:But when it's auld it waxes cauld W:And fades away like morning dew. W:O, wherefore should I busk my heid, W:Or wherefore should I kame my hair W:For my true-love has me forsook, W:And says he'll never love me mair. W: W:Now Arthur's seat shall be my bed, W:The sheets shall ne'er be pressed by me, W:St. Anton's Well shall be my drink, W:Since my true-love has forsaken me. W:Martinmas wind, when wilt thou blaw, W:And shake the green leaves aff the tree W:O gentle death when wilt thou come W:For of my life I am wearie. W: W:'Tis not the frost that freezes fell, W:Nor blawing snaw's inclemencie; W:'Tis not sic cauld that mak's me cry, W:But my love's heart's grown cauld to me. W:Whm we came in by Glasgow toun, W:We were a comely sicht to see; W:My love was clad in the black velvet, W:And I mysel' in cramasie. W: W:But had I wist before I kiss't W:That love had been sae ill to win, W:I'd lock'd my heart in a case of gold, W:And pinn'd it wi' a siller pin. W:Oh, oh, if my young babe were born, W:And set upon the nurse's knee, W:And I mysel' were dead and gone, W:And the green grass growin' ower me! K:D D2D3G|\ "D"A4 d4 e3f|"A"e6A2 G3A|"G"B4 d4 e3c|"F#7"d4 z2D2 "Bm"F3G| A4 d4 "D"e2f2|"A"e6G2 F2G2|"D"A4 d4 "A7"e3c|"D"d4 z2=c2 "D7"B2A2| "G"G6A2 "G7"B3A|"C"=c4 z2B-A "G"B2d2|"D"A4 f4 "A7"(3g2-f2e2|"D"d4 z2d2 "D7"B2A2| "G"G6d2 "D"A2F2|"A"E4 z2=c2 "D7"B2A2|"G"d6"Bm"F2 "A7"(3G2-F2E2|"D"D6||
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