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O'er the moor

Language: English

Comin' through the craigs o' Kyle,
Amang the bonnie bloomin' heather,
There I met a bonnie lassie
Keepin' a' her ewes thegither.
O'er the moor amang the heather,
O'er the moor amang the heather --
There I met a bonnie lassie
Keepin'a'her ewes thegither.
 
Says I, "My dear, where is thy name,
In moor or dale, pray tell me wheter?"
Says she, "I tent the fleecy flocks
That feed amang the bloomin' heather."
    O'er the moor amang the heather,
O'er the moor amang the heather --
There I met a bonnie lassie
Keepin'a'her ewes thegither.
 
We sat us down upon a bank,
Sae warm an'sunny was the weather,
She left her flocks at large to rove
Amang the bonnie bloomin' heather.
O'er the moor amang the heather,
O'er the moor amang the heather --
There I met a bonnie lassie
Keepin'a'her ewes thegither.
 
As thus we sat she sang a song,
Till echo rang a mile and farther,
An'aye the burden o'the song
Was  - "O'er the moor amang the heather!"
O'er the moor amang the heather,
O'er the moor amang the heather --
There I met a bonnie lassie
Keepin'a'her ewes thegither.
 
She charmed my heart, and aye syn sine
I couldna' think of ony ither:
By sea and sky she shall be mine --
The bonnie lass amang the heather!
O'er the moor amang the heather,
O'er the moor amang the heather --
There I met a bonnie lassie
Keepin'a'her ewes thegither.



Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani

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